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Pages with topic "Early Childhood"

21 Aug 2020 : Review reinforces need for permanent ECE funding

Members across the Early Childhood Education sector have renewed their campaign to Fund Our Future following the public release of the Universal Access National Partnership (UANP) final review report.

15 Jul 2020 : Queensland Lutheran Kindergarten member action secures some of the highest wages in the sector

Teachers and assistants employed by Queensland Lutheran Early Childhood Services (QLECS) Sessional Kindergartens will be paid more than most of their sector counterparts under their new collective agreement.

28 May 2020 : Playing IT Safe: online safety for young children

A new early learning initiative to teach young children about cyber safety and digital technology use has launched, as part of a joint program developed by the Australian Federal Police, eSafety Commissioner, Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitatio…

28 May 2020 : Long-term Universal Access Funding will benefit everyone

A confidential report for Australia’s education ministers has urged the federal government to lock in five years of funding for kindergartens or face a system compromised by inefficiency and high staff turnover, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

21 May 2020 : Meeting the challenges of COVID-19: members tell their story

Our union acknowledges the outstanding professional efforts of our early childhood education members who have continued to work to provide quality education throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

15 May 2020 : Early Signals First Reponses program developed for ECE teachers and assistants

Early Childhood Australia (ECA) has developed a new program providing resources and support to early childhood teachers and assistants to better recognise and respond to young children who have been exposed to family violence.

7 May 2020 : Corona-anxiety: how to assist anxious young children

Early childhood education teachers and assistants may be noticing emotional and behavioural changes in young children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

30 Apr 2020 : Your workplace health and safety rights during COVID-19

Looking after our student’s education and wellbeing will be at the forefront of the minds of all early childhood education teachers and assistance as we continue to face the challenges of COVID-19 – making the workplace health and safety for the whole kin…

30 Apr 2020 : Talking to young children about COVID-19

Young children are at a developmental stage where they are frequent and persistent in their asking of questions about the world around them, and early childhood education professionals are often the ones answering them. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic…

22 Apr 2020 : Making time for nature play

Although many parks, playgrounds, beaches and public spaces are currently off limits, this doesn’t mean children cannot reap the benefits of interacting with the natural world during the COVID-19 pandemic.

16 Apr 2020 : Strategies to help parents with students learning from home

With some schools providing a hybrid model of learning with student learning remotely from home, for parents and caregivers the experience will be anything but remote.

6 Nov 2019 : Member survey confirms inexplicable shortage of funds for kindergartens

Reports that Central Governing Bodies (CGBs) of community kindergartens in Queensland are mismanaging Kindergarten Inclusion Support Scheme (KISS) funding has raised concerns for members working in this sector.

6 Nov 2019 : Early childhood education teacher survey seeks input on national policy

Our union is encouraging members who work in the early childhood education sector to participate in a survey being conducted by the University of Sydney looking into the professional registration of early childhood education teachers.

15 Oct 2019 : Early childhood education teachers survey seeks input on national policy

Early Childhood education teachers are being encouraged to participate in a University of Sydney survey examining the efficacy of early childhood education teacher registration in Australia.

15 Oct 2019 : New agreement secures continued wage parity for C&K members

Creche & Kindergarten (C&K) members have overwhelmingly endorsed a new collective agreement after an employee ballot saw 95.28 per cent employee approval.

23 Sep 2019 : Members urged to have their say on the future of kindergartens

he Universal Access National Partnership, which is crucial for Queensland kindergarten funding, is being reviewed.

18 Jul 2019 : Creche & Kindergarten collective bargaining update

C&K collective bargaining continues, with our union having now confirmed, in principle, a 12-month agreement which would provide wage increases on the 1 July 2019 & 1 July 2020.

18 Jul 2019 : Members encouraged to have their say on funding for Queensland Kindergartens

The Queensland Government has announced a review of the Queensland Community Kindergarten Funding Scheme, which will consider the future funding model for kindergartens in the state.

29 Mar 2019 : Kindy withdraws Agreement termination bid

Kuranda Kindergarten’s attempt to terminate employees’ collective agreement has been withdrawn in the Fair Work Commission following action from our union.

15 Feb 2019 : Kindy seeks to terminate collective agreement

A community kindergarten is seeking to terminate employees’ collective agreement and force staff onto safety-net Modern Award conditions.

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Authorised by Terry Burke, Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch, Brisbane.