Being on the Committee

Simple Guides

Being on the Committee

This is a simple guide to being on the management committee for NSW long day care services and preschools.

Education & Care Abbreviations

Simple Guides

Education & Care Abbreviations

Managing an early education and care service means becoming familiar with the many abbreviations you will encounter. The following guide is designed to help you make sense of them.

Sleep and rest for children

Sample Required Policies

Sleep and rest for children

All children have individual sleep and rest requirements. Children need a comfortable relaxing environment to enable their bodies to rest. This environment must be safe and well supervised to ensure children are safe, healthy and secure in their environment.

Updated: 11 March 2022

Issue 138

Rattler

Issue 138

We hope that you enjoy this issue of Rattler, which begins with a spotlight on CELA member Armidale Community Preschool, who started Term 1 with their entire team falling ill with COVID. Director Sue Motley shares how she was able to ensure that the preschool remained open, while keeping a focus on educator wellbeing and health.

Broadside - Omicron Pulse check report summary - MAR 22

Broadside

Broadside - Omicron Pulse check report summary - MAR 22

Highlighting the fragility of funding arrangements and viability in early education and care.

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.

Re-evaluating COVID Priorities

COVID-19

Re-evaluating COVID Priorities

As COVID-19 restrictions change, these are the areas that you need to re-evaluate in the interest of prioritising health and safety of children, educators and families. 

Updated: 23 FEB 22

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.

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. 

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.

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