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Issue 29 - April 2016

  • Community preschool outreach grants
  • Family Day Care fact sheets now available in community languages
  • 2017 rural and remote early childhood teaching scholarships - applications close 13 May 2016
  • ACECQA National workshops
  • Recognising Indigenous culture - everyday
  • Making a complaint to ECECD
  • Invoices for annual fees
  • Are your child protection policies living documents?
  • Community preschool capital works grants program

Issue 28 - March 2016

  • Extension of the operation support program for community preschools
  • Child safe organisations
  • $24 million for preschool education in long day care centres
  • Inappropriate contact between children
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • NSW Government $20 million before and after school care fund - apply for grants in 2016
  • 2016 Reconciliation symposium
  • Does your service munch & move?
  • Accreditation 2016 - Professional recognition for NSW early childhood teachers

Issue 27 - February 2016

Issue 27 is the first EC Extra for 2016.  It includes a welcome message from our new Executive Director, Tracy Mackey and the following articles

  • Accreditation 2016 - Professional recognition for NSW Early Childhood Teachers
  • 2016 Bi-annual Preschool Census
  • Have you told us about your new committee members?
  • Kidsafe NSW
  • Early Links NSW
  • Support for Small Business
  • Energy Cut
  • Vaccination and Family Assistance payments

Issue 26 - December 2015 #2

  • Supervision in out of school hours care services
  • Prosecution for childcare offences
  • Emergency and evacuation procedures
  • Accreditation 2016 - Professional recognition of NSW early childhood teachers
  • NSW educator to child rations for 24 to 36 month old children from 1 January 2016
  • NSW Quality Improvement plan workbook
  • Community Preschool Funding Webinar

Issue 25 - December 2015

  • Targeted visits to OSHC services
  • Child Protection Report Writing Guide
  • Expanded requirements for working with children checks - Family day care
  • Your child protection responsibilities 
  • Mandatory Reporting
  • Cyberbullying
  • Children left on buses and in cars
  • Reporting complaints about staff
  • Hot Ground Surfaces
  • Direct approach to children offering care services
  • Assessment and rating in NSW

Issue 24 - November 2015

  • Preschools for sustainable communities
  • Community preschool 600 hours incentive
  • PFM funding to increase
  • Community preschool funding calculator updated
  • Operations support will continue until 2018
  • Local partnerships to enhance preschool participation by aboriginal and low income families
  • Community outreach grants
  • Capital works grants
  • Long Day Care Centre Survey
  • Excellent Rating for KU - Corrimal East

Issue 23 - September 2015

  • Preschool Disability Support Program update
  • New scholarships will help educators upgrade their qualifications
  • E-learning for working with families
  • New Ratios for Centre-based Services from 1 January 2016
  • 2016 Bi-annual Preschool Census
  • Transition to School Statement now evaluated
  • E-learning for Working with Families
  • New Assessment and Rating Service Context Form

Issue 22 - August 2015

  • New LDC National Partnerships Grants Program
  • Long Day Care Preschool Access: Better data the key
  • ECEC Preschool Census
  • Supervision of children - Legal responsibility of approved provider
  • Sector development program offers professional development opportunities in August 2015
  • Assessment and rating visit survey

Issue 21 - May 2015

  • Interview with the new Minister for Early Childhood Education
  • Operational Support Program - Stage 2
  • Bi-annual preschool census
  • Services affected by the recent severe weather
  • Register for free workshops on the National Quality Standard
  • NSW vaccination requirements - one year on

Issue 20 - March 2015

  • Effective relationships with Aboriginal families and communities
  • Practical tips for educational practice
  • Aboriginal Language and Culture Nests
  • Language and Culture resources
  • Birraleegal Goondi Preschool
  • Multiple birth awareness week
  • NSW Fair Trading advice to parents on childcare deposits

Issue 19 - February 2015

  • PDSP - using the Universal Disability Loading
  • Operational Support Program update
  • Mandatory reporting and child protection training reminders
  • New preschool places in Dubbo
  • Two new Excellent-rated services in Northern NSW
  • Family Day Care legislative changes and training
  • Premier's Teacher Scholarships

Issue 18 - December 2014

  • General Manager's message
  • Keeping kids safe on holidays
  • Viability funding guiding principles
  • Funding for community preschools
  • Albury Preschool Excellent rating
  • NSW Health menu planning guide - Caring for Children

 Issue 17 - Special Policy Issue - December 2014

  • Universal Access National Partnership
  • The importance of an accurate count in CCMS
  • The Smart and Skilled reforms

Issue 16 - November 2014

  • Mobile preschool 'opt in' contracts
  • Have your say in the review of the National Quality Framework
  • Release of inaugural State of Education in NSW report
  • Transition to School Statement - new resources
  • Cluster management update
  • Globe Wilkins Excellent rating
  • NSW Kidsafe Playspace Award winners

Issue Fifteen - October 2014 - Preschool Disability Support Program edition

  • Information about the various types of funding
  • The PDSP program manager
  • Support available for preschools
  • PDSP scholarships
  • Information about the transition to the new program
  • What preschools need to do to receive PDSP funding

Issue Fourteen - September 2014

  • Transition to School Statement
  • Preschool Disability Support Program
  • Operational Support Program update
  • Examples of quality practice - sister preschools and OSHC
  • Anaphylaxis Guidelines
  • Productivity Commission update
  • CCSA training
  • Child safe check ups
  • Making playgrounds safer

Issue Thirteen - July 2014

  • Cluster Management Trial
  • Community Preschool Operational Support Program
  • Congratulations to Kindamindi Preschool
  • ECEC Preschool Census
  • July payments to funded services
  • Rules for advertising

Issue Twelve - May 2014

  • Family Day Care information seminars and regulatory reminders
  • Congratulations to scholarship winners
  • Audit of funded services
  • Assessment and Rating and regulatory streamlining measures
  • NQF review
  • Reminders about annual fees and phase-out of paper processing

Issue Eleven - April 2014

  • Outside school hours care excellence
  • Family day care seminars and changes to funding
  • Productivity Commission Inquiry
  • A&R guidance - critical reflection
  • Phase-out of paper applications and notifications
  • Funded services must use ECCMS

Issue Ten - March 2014

  • Information for funded services
  • Phase-out of paper applications and notifications
  • Child protection reporting
  • Committee elections
  • More on new vaccination requirements

 Issue Nine – February 2014

  • Your child protection responsibilities
  • Checks for home based services and family day care
  • Excellence in South West Sydney
  • Is your service eligible to apply for an Excellent rating?
  • Phase out of paper applications and notifications
  • Qualifications
  • Sun safety
  • Keeping in touch

Issue Eight - December 2013

  • Working with Children Check Alert
  • Productivity Commission inquiry into early childhood
  • Have you got the right contact details?
  • Have you got the right forms on file?
  • Improved process: paperless A&R reports
  • Improved process: electronic payments
  • 2014 staffing and ratio requirements
  • More information on 2014 regulatory changes
  • Temporary staffing waivers
  • Immunisation and vaccination

Issue Seven - October 2013

  • New Community Preschool Model from 2014
  • Long day care funding
  • SIDS and kids
  • What to expect from an assessment and rating visit
  • Correct postal address for all correspondence sent to ECECD

Issue Six - October 2013

  • Changes to WWCC requirements for Volunteers of Management  Committees
  • Emergency placements for Centre based services
  • 2014 Capital funding for Intervention Support Program
  • Funded services update
  • Electronic payments only from 1 October
  • Correct address for all ECEC correspondence

Issue Five - September 2013

  • SunSmart and the NQS
  • Certified supervisor applications (CS01)
  • Submitting applications to ECECD
  • Funded services update
  • Electronic payments only from 1 October

Issue Four - August 2013

  • Clarifying ECT requirements for 2014
  • Amendments to the National Regulations, commencing 1 September
  • Child safe training courses
  • ECEC Preschool Census
  • Electronic payments only from 1 October

Issue Three - August 2013

  • Anaphylaxis and emergency asthma training requirements
  • Preschool app for the year prior to school - I have fun with faces
  • ECT requirements for 2014
  • Funded services update
  • ACECQA poster available in a range of languages

Issue Two - July 2013

  • Connecting with families
  • New family day care ratios in 2014
  • Embedding sustainability as part of the NQS
  • Funded services update
  • Intervention Support Program capital grants

Issue One - July 2013

  • No immunisation papers? no enrolment
  • 2014 qualification requirements
  • Funded services update
  • Electronic payments only to ECECD from 1 October
  • Community preschool capital funding open
  • buunji Conference in November

 

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