“If members of the community suspect that a service is operating illegally, we encourage them to call the NSW Regulatory Authority on 1800 619 113.”
It’s an arguably tougher test of eligibility and may particularly affect families where there is shared care for children between, for example, a grandparent and a separated parent.
This week we’re giving you a prod to do your PRODA.Â
What’s a PRODA? So glad you asked!
It stands for PROvider Digital AccessÂ and certain people in each children’s service need to be registered so you can use the new IT system.Â
It’s 117 years and 36 days since Federation, butÂ this is what Australia’s policy approach to funding education and care looks like.
Looking for that great idea you saw about using plastic bottles as plant irrigators? Well, you can trawl a thousand Youtube videos, save a hundred Pinterest boards, hashtag your heart out on Instagram … OR you can trust a CELA Simple Guide to come to your rescue! Click image below to download the PDF […]
The Cooks River Action Research was a project which developed environmental and cultural awareness in school aged children in Councilâ€™s Out Of School Hours Care. Inner West Council Educare Training, Resource and Research Officer Sylvia Perdikaris, shares the story with Amplify readers. Inner West Councilâ€™s Children and Family Services has always been committed to the […]
Alternatives to glitter The Great Glitter Debate (orÂ GlitterGateÂ as we like to call it at CELA) has been around for years – so why bring it up again each time there’s a story about banning the tiny plastic sparkles in the media? For one thing, the discussion is worth having simply because of the turnover among […]
The story so far… In March this year, the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wrote to all state and territory governments asking them to exclude children from any early childhood service or preschool unless they were immunised against preventable diseases or had a valid medical exemption. The intention was to close the ‘loophole’ present in many […]
Ignite conference returns – CELA’s third annual outdoor education PD – 13-15 October 2017 – Hawkesbury region, Sydney Ignite is back! Weâ€™ve partnered with our friends at Ngroo Education Inc.,Â Raw and UnearthedÂ and Wild GroundÂ to bring you an exciting program of team-building and hands-on workshops in the great outdoors. Experience the latest in outdoor […]
…we realised that to achieve harmony we had to change the way we introduced kindergarten children to our service and our program… The start of every school year is filled with mixed emotions for everyone involved. For our team itâ€™s a time of anticipation, reassurance, reflection, and trepidation, as we prepare for what the new […]