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The National Quality Framework – our vision for continuous quality improvement

By Megan O’Connell, CELA Research and Policy Manager The National Quality Framework is a foundation document for our early childhood education and care system. The review of the NQF provides an opportunity to articulate a new quality threshold around our vision for the sector over the next ten years. CELA’s submission to the National Quality […]

The great legging debate – does what we wear impact on our professionalism?

What we wear to work can have a considerable impact on how we feel about our day, as well as how we function in our role. Whether you call them leggings, jeggings or active wear, discussion around wearing clingy, stretchy pants to work continues to divide opinion in ECEC forums. Does anyone have the right […]

Fair Work agrees to pay rises for ECTs

The Fair Work Commission has agreed that minimum pay rates for Early Childhood Teachers who are employed under the Educational Services (Teachers) Award should be adjusted. The decision is the result of an eight-year long action by the IEUA NSW/ACT Branch, which represents 32,000 teachers and support staff. The union anticipates approximately 12,000 teachers in […]

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