Tag: advocacy

OPINION: “Teaching of sorts” – valuing teachers in the first five years

Last week I was speaking with the parent of a child who will be transitioning to a Preschool closer to home this year. This child has been attending the centre I work at, Treehouse in the Park, since she was a baby and it will be very sad to say goodbye to this family.

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EDITORIAL: Aiming to be average

It’s been a busy week for new data, research and analysis of Australia’s early childhood sector.

We’ve seen the release of Report on Government Services data, and the launch of a major new Report on the case for greater investment in early childhood education.

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OPINION: Has the NQF improved how educators are valued?

Tomorrow, the Government will release the Report on Government Services for early childhood education and care. This Report will provide important information on the qualifications, retention rates and other factors that give us a snapshot of the early childhood educator role in Australia.

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OPINION: The educator workforce is in for a shock in 2018

As we heave ourselves over the line into 2018, the year that will see the introduction of this new legislation, I wanted to highlight an issue I am worried is not getting anywhere near enough attention.

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Book Review: The Most Important Year, Suzanne Bouffard

In international early education comparisons and rankings, Australia usually has very little to celebrate. We spend less than countries similar to us, our system is one of the most confusing in the world, and children have less access than most comparable countries.

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