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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 […]

COVID-19 key ECEC information

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. CELA is committed […]

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 […]

6 red flags that may help you to save a life

How do you know when to seek medical help for a baby or young child? Babies can’t tell us in words when something hurts, or when they feel sick. Sometimes there may be physical symptoms, but at other times the only change may be behavioural. Sarah Hunsted, registered nurse and founder of CPR Kids, tells […]

Asthma – what you need to know

In Australia, one in 10 children have asthma. This is one of the highest of rates of childhood asthma in the world. With air quality labelled as “hazardous” over many areas of Australia due to recent fires, there has been an increase of asthma related presentations to emergency departments. With this increased risk, Sarah Hunstead, […]

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