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CELA’s 2021-22 budget review – what you need to know and what still needs to be addressed

The Commonwealth Government Budget was brought down on 11 May. It contains a range of announcements that will impact the early childhood education and care system. Here’s a brief summary of what of what you need to know, how it may impact you, and what still needs to be urgently addressed. Following measures announced in […]

One dollar makes two in ECE investment

The Front Project has commissioned the first comprehensive Australian analysis of the economic impact of early childhood education. CELA CEO Michele Carnegie attended the release event in Melbourne last week. You can read more about The Front Project and the significance of the research to the business community in this article. For the first time, […]

3yo preschool funding nsw

A step in the right direction for 3yos, a giant leap for NSW

NSW announces funding for two years of preschool education for three-year-olds in community based preschools. Led by advocacy and research, the NSW Government announced in this week’s budget, that all three-year olds in community based preschools will receive subsidised funding for fees from 2019. Sarah Mitchell (Minister for Early Education, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, and […]

Analysis of the sector

There’s the good news, and the bad news…

Earlier this year we reported that a global economic analysis company, IBISWorld, projected ‘preschool education’ (see end note) would join data storage services, craft beer production, aquaculture, and courier delivery services as the fastest growing employment for 2017-18 and up to 2023. IBISWorld analyst James Thomson told us that growing wages and demand for skilled […]

A simple guide to fraud in education services

It’s an ugly thought: to imagine that someone you trust is stealing from your organisation, perhaps directly from the families and children. Yet every few months in Australia there’s a court hearing for fraud in an early learning or school setting. Scroll down for your CELA Simple Guide to Fraud in Education Services The principal of […]

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