What exactly is the Child Care Subsidy?
Purpose The Child Care Subsidy is a government program that assists families with child care costs (CCS). The goal of CCS is to make early childhood education accessible. To receive CCS on behalf of families, a qualified child care service must be approved by the government under Family Assistance Law of the Australian government. When […]
Curriculum in Early Childhood Education: The Importance of the Early Years Learning Framework
The first five years of a child’s life are their most formative. They build good habits, learn self-esteem, become critical thinkers and problem-solvers, they learn how to make friends and how to maintain their relationships. Unguided children build bad habits, can have low self-esteem, become emotional, and struggle throughout their schooling. That’s why, in Australia, […]
What is a Working With Children Check and Why is it Important?
Any individual working with children in Australia is required by law to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWC check) or its equivalent – Blue card (QLD); Ochre card (NT) and Working with Vulnerable People Registration (WWVP) (ACT). The WWC check was introduced in response to incidents where those who had previously been convicted for […]
What Is A CRN & How Do you Get a CRN for Child Care?
Although you might not think it, a CRN (Customer Reference Number) from Centrelink is required for anyone looking to send their child to childcare. Find out how to get a CRN, what you can do with your reference number and why it’s so important for childcare subsidy. What is a Customer Reference Number (CRN)? A […]
Choosing Childcare: Why The Educator-to-Child ACECQA Ratio Is Important
What is the ACECQA educator-to-child ratio? Introduction The guidelines set by the National Quality Framework (NQF) for educator to child ratio requirements are strictly observed in children’s education and care services. The educator-to-child ratio counts educators who work directly with children which means they have to be physically present with the children and directly involved […]
What Are the EYLF Principles?
We all want the best for the children of Australia. And while there are definitely different approaches to get the best out of different kids, the EYLF sets down key principles and outcomes to help children fulfil their potential. What is EYLF? The EYLF Principles — the Early Years Learning Framework — is a set […]
What Is ACECQA And Why Is It Important To Your Child’s Care?
There are lots of factors to consider when picking a child care centre and sometimes it can seem overwhelming to compare one to another. When it’s your first child, knowing what to look for when you hand over their care to someone else can be overwhelming. Luckily, there’s a national body that regulates and assesses […]