By CELA 24 May, 2021

Ten Year National Children’s Education and Care Workforce Strategy – why it’s needed and how you can have your say

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) is leading the development of the Ten Year National Children’s Education and Care Workforce Strategy (2021-2030). In this Amplify we highlight the key issues that the strategy is aiming to address, how this marries with what you have told us, how you can have your say, and what else needs to be addressed.

By CELA 17 May, 2021

Do you embrace year-round outdoor sleeping?

We explore cultural assumptions around outdoor sleeping, bust some myths about cold weather and illnesses, and speak to Australian early educators about how they have implemented year-round outdoor sleeping policies in their centres.

By CELA 6 May, 2021

The joy of programming for bugs and muddy puddles

We speak to ECT Kisie Sharp to find out how children benefit from their philosophy of giving children a ‘natural childhood’, and how any service can begin to place more of an emphasis on outdoor play, no matter how small the space.

By CELA 20 Apr, 2021

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.

By CELA 13 Apr, 2021

How heavy work can help preschoolers with regulation

We speak with Paediatric Occupational Therapist Claire Joyce about proprioception (sometimes referred to as our ‘6th sense’), explore benefits of heavy work activities and provide a list of simple and fun heavy work ideas you can engage children in right away.

By CELA 1 Apr, 2021

New book celebrates the world’s most fabulous festivals

A new Australian book called The Big Book of Festivals inspires people to learn more about the different ways people celebrate around the world. Amplify talks to Tasmanian authors Marita Bullock and Joan-Maree Hargreaves about the inspiration behind this new book which covers events from tomato-throwing parties to fire-walking ceremonies, crying baby competitions and the biggest bathing festival on Earth.

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