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The National Quality Framework – our vision for continuous quality improvement

By Megan O’Connell, CELA Research and Policy Manager The National Quality Framework is a foundation document for our early childhood education and care system. The review of the NQF provides an opportunity to articulate a new quality threshold around our vision for the sector over the next ten years. CELA’s submission to the National Quality […]

Why a viable early childhood education system is needed more than ever

Opinion By Michele Carnegie, CELA CEO Early childhood education needs to be at the centre of governments’ economic stimulus package. During the height of the COVID-19 crisis we saw how vital early childhood education and care was to the essential workforce – it is now vital to the recovery. We want to ensure all children […]

Keeping staff and students safe during COVID-19 – Part 2

The government has provided information about COVID-19 for NSW schools, universities and childcare centres including how to encourage good hygiene, social distancing, preparing for illness and communicating changes. But what does that look like in reality in an ECEC setting? In the second of our two-part series, we speak with a service in Lismore on […]

Keeping staff and children safe during COVID-19 – Part 1

The government has provided information about COVID-19 for NSW schools, universities and childcare centres including how to encourage good hygiene, social distancing, preparing for illness and communicating changes. But what does that look like in reality in an ECEC setting? In this two-part series, we speak with services in southern Sydney and Lismore to find […]

Dealing with dust storms

Dust in your ear holes, dust in your eye. Dust in those knickers you hung out to dry… Whilst many coastal and bush land communities suffered the ravages of fire and flood this summer, some rural Australian towns suffer under the blanket of giant dust storms that can turn day into night and envelop everything […]

Embedding Healthy Eating and Physical Activity into your service

By Amy Pratten, Lara Hernandez and Paul Gordon – Munch & Move State Team NSW Office of Preventive Health National Children’s Week, celebrated each year in October, provides us with a reminder to celebrate the rights of children. This year we focus on the fundamental right of young Australians to good health. We all want […]

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