By CELA 6 Aug, 2018

The $120,000 superannuation gap between ECTs and primary teachers

Last month we shared a story on the startling $30,000 pay gap that exists between teachers who have the same kinds of degrees and same kinds of responsibilities: early childhood teachers, after 10 years of work, can expect to earn $30K less than their colleagues in primary schools.

By CELA 30 Jul, 2018

The importance of playing up

Darren Brisbane returns to Amplify with another practical, thoughtful post addressing a major pain-point in outside school hours care (OSHC): how do you keep senior students occupied? With a leap in his service’s senior student numbers this year, Darren’s team had to get creative.

By CELA 30 Jul, 2018

Children as citizens – social justice in the early years

Elesha Nounnis, an early childhood teacher at Wellbank, shares their story with Amplify readers, showing how social justice can become a positive and meaningful aspect of early years learning and have a real impact on children, educators, families and the hard working and caring teams working to improve the lives of disadvantaged people everywhere.

By CELA 23 Jul, 2018

The $30,000 pay gap question

With the same degree, the same responsibilities, but often shorter holidays and less professional support, why are early childhood teachers paid so much less than their primary school colleagues?

By CELA 23 Jul, 2018

STEM steps up

Early childhood educators in Australia need to be proactive about building STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – into their programs. What holds them back?

By CELA 16 Jul, 2018

Who liked you today? Social media for educators

Provocative posts by Rebecca Thompson regularly make it onto Amplify Top Ten lists. An inclusion support professional, Rebecca has a wealth of experience in the sector and an active presence on social media both personally and with her business, Stone and Sprocket.

By CELA 20 Jun, 2018

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.

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