Early Childhood Teacher and Diploma ECEC Educator

St Anne's Long Day Care Centre has an opportunity for a full time Early Childhood Teacher and a full-time Educator (Cert III or Diploma qualified) in the beautiful far north coast of NSW in the Ballina-Lennox Head area known as Skennars Head to commence at the start of 2023. These positions are in a 76 place long day care centre for children Birth to 6 years of age. The service has 5 Learning Rooms - Birth to 1yr, 1-2 yrs, 2-3 yrs, 3-4 yrs and 4-5yrs. This established Early Childhood Education and Care service is part of the educational facilities of the St Francis Xavier Catholic Parish of Ballina and is part of the Lismore Diocese. Educators work in an inclusive and supported environment in a service that has been operating for nearly 13 years and is regarded highly within the community of Ballina and Lennox Head. The service is a member of Early Childhood Australia, CELA and Gowrie and draws on current research and practice to influence pedagogy.

By Stephanie Seidler 1 Dec, 2022

Overcome celebration apprehension with author Stephanie Seidler

Do you sometimes struggle to know how to talk about holidays and celebrations in a mindful and inclusive manner? 

Stephanie Seidler is a New York based early educator and published author who is passionate about promoting meaningful and inclusive educational experiences for children. She has just published a book called Celebration Babies, aimed at giving early educators a simple way to talk about and share diverse holidays with young children.  

In this Amplify! article, Stephanie tells us about the inspiration behind her book and how we can embrace all celebrations in an enthusiastic way.  

By CELA 28 Nov, 2022

Regulator spotlight: Important changes for services to be aware of

Education and care services should be aware of two important changes recently made to NSW and Commonwealth Government policies:

  1. The NSW Minister for Education and Early Learning has released a Minister’s Statement of Expectations. It means all education and care services can expect a visit from the regulator at least once each year. 

  1. The Commonwealth Government has changed the rules about inducements—it means iPads and other financial incentives to encourage families to enrol at a service are not permitted from January 2023. 

Read on to find out the detail about these new changes and how they could impact your service.  

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