A letter to our members - 13 August 2021

COVID-19

A letter to our members - 13 August 2021

As I write this, the COVID 19 Delta strain is impacting 90% of our members across NSW. Whether you are located in an area under Stay-at-Home restrictions or not, we know that there is a great deal of additional pressure on our members.  

Physical Distancing Tool

COVID-19

Physical Distancing Tool

Physical distancing is one of the key measures currently being utilised to contribute to Australia’s ability to severely limit transmission of COVID-19.

Issue 137

Rattler

Issue 137

As 2021 draws to a close, we're thrilled to bring you our Rattler and Amplify! annual compendium. This year's compendium brings together some of the best Rattler and Amplify! stories from this year.

Mentoring in ECEC

Webinars

Mentoring in ECEC

The terms Mentor and Mentoring are used widely in the Early Education sector, but what do they really mean? Join us in this webinar as we delve into what makes a successful mentoring relationship. We explore the roles of mentor and mentee and different models that are usedl for mentoring. 

Added:      December 2021
Duration:  10 minutes

Being an Educational Leader – Curriculum Development

Webinars

Being an Educational Leader – Curriculum Development

Join us for this member webinar where participants will: review their understanding of the curriculum planning process and links with philosophy, develop strategies to assist in articulating and evaluating their curriculum, and more.

Being an Educational Leader: Linking Theory to Practice

Webinars

Being an Educational Leader: Linking Theory to Practice

This member webinar will look closely at what theory is and help educators to define why theory is important.  It will explore the value of engaging with theory and ways to engage your team. 

Member news - COVID-19 Information & Advocacy

COVID-19

Member news - COVID-19 Information & Advocacy

It is important that all services are aware of current advice and updates regarding the COVID-19 virus. The amount of information (and misinformation) circulating can be incredibly overwhelming. Information is changing rapidly and the best way to stay up to date is to refer to reliable websites as a source of truth.

Investing in our Future Report

COVID-19

Investing in our Future Report

CELA, together with Early Learning Association of Australia and Community Child Care have released a report which highlights the significant workforce shortages in early education and care. 

Being a child  safe organisation

Forms

Being a child safe organisation

The following checklist is designed not only for educators and service leaders but also management and those who have a responsibility for keeping children safe in the service/organisation.

Dealing with Medical Conditions

Sample Required Policies

Dealing with Medical Conditions

Clear procedures are required to support the health, wellbeing and inclusion of all children enrolled at the service. Our service practices support the enrolment of children and families with specific health care requirements. Medical conditions include, but are not limited to asthma, diabetes or a diagnosis that a child is at risk of anaphylaxis. In many cases, if not managed appropriately, these can be life threatening.

Thinking about Children’s Voices

Webinars

Thinking about Children’s Voices

Thinking about Children’s Voices, gives participants the opportunity to reflect on how they include children in the decision making that affects them. It takes a close look at the documents that support the child’s right to speak and to be heard and for their decisions to be acted upon.

Issue 136

Rattler

Issue 136

This edition of Rattler begins with a moving story about CELA member St John’s Catholic Preschool and Long Daycare. Located in the Western Sydney suburb of Auburn, the service’s families were recently subjected to some of Australia’s harshest lockdown rules. Director Cindy Adams and her team have been working tirelessly during the lockdown to support the many CALD, refugee and asylum seeking families who attend. Find out what they’ve been doing to help and how your service may also be able to help by offering a space to a child of a family seeking asylum.

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