Pages with topic "Early Childhood"
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.
16 Nov 2018 : Wages attacked in kindy takeover
The take-over of a Brisbane kindergarten has seen staff forced to choose between a serious cut to wages or giving up their jobs.
The Fair Work Commission has admitted there is a potential “issue” in Award wages for early childhood teachers following the commencement of our union’s equal pay case.
We're standing in solidarity with IEU NSW/ACT members as they pursue a landmark equal pay case for early childhood teachers.
14 May 2018 : Why are ECE teachers worth less?
Early Childhood Education (ECE) members have been able to secure enhanced wages and conditions that have put them thousands of dollars ahead of the legal minimum standard – but disparity still exists between wages for ECE teachers and school teachers.
9 May 2018 : Mission Australia offer to employees a mixed bag
The first bargaining meeting was held for Mission Australia Early Learning employees. Whilst the employer offered six weeks paid maternity leave, the reminder of their list was little (if at all) better than the bare legal minimum.
20 Feb 2018 : Funding our future: uncertainty continues
The uncertainty remains for Early Childhood Education teachers, assistants and their students with the Federal Government again failing to provide ongoing funding to the sector.
With kindergartens becoming more academically focused, teachers are increasingly required to document and examine the role of play in learning and curriculum.
The future for Australian students and employees in the early childhood education sector again remains uncertain with the federal government yet to confirm Universal Access funding past the end of this year.
An agreement in principle has been reached in the C&K Branch Centre negotiations following strong collective action adopted by members.
23 Jan 2017 : C&K must take steps to address Director time and retain existing super co-contribution entitlements
Despite the beginning of a new year, C&K has not provided any further consideration to protect employees’ working conditions or the quality of education provided in C&K Branch centres.
Early childhood members must report suspected child harm and abuse after recent legislation was passed by the Queensland government.
A new report argues Australian children’s learning outcomes would be improved by earlier, universal access to education.
17 Aug 2016 : C&K members’ entitlements at risk
Crèche and Kindergarten Association (C&K) has refused to accept the recent wage outcomes for teachers in the Queensland state and Catholic school sectors as a benchmark for C&K teachers.
Government failure to adequately invest in the early years of learning has seen early childhood become the most “at risk” component of the Australian education system, according to a new report.
4 Jul 2016 : Time to wake up: sleep and its effect on learning
A complexity for early education teachers in meeting these needs is that across early childhood, between zero to five years, sleep patterns are in transition.
Three quarters of Crèche and Kindergarten Association (C&K) staff are forced to work three or more hours of unpaid time every week, as they struggle to meet their increasing workload burdens.
The State Government’s budget announcement of an additional $42 million to maintain universal access to kindergartens and ensure all Queensland children have access to early childhood education in the year before they start school has been welcomed by the…
Concerns continue to be raised over the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in terms of funding, the future of current programs and the impact on employees across the early childhood education sector.