In public libraries across Sydney, drag queens are reading books to preschool children to promote diversity and inclusion.

As part of it's Modern Award Review, the Fair Work Commission, has varied the payment of wages on the termination clause in the Children's Services Award.

In NSW an especially high number of under-fives sought medical treatment for gastro throughout this year and a gastroenteritis outbreak of both Children and Educators at more than 100 childcare centres prompted a NSW Health warning.

A Sydney Childcare Service, owned by the Department of Defence was immediately shut down and children sent home after the discovery of exposed lead paint around window frames in the building.

Regulation 242 - Persons taken to be an ECT, has been extended to 31 December 2021 in NSW, QLD, SA, ACT and TAS. This means an Educator who is actively working towards an approved early childhood teaching qualification and provides the approved provider with evidence that they have completed 50% of the course or holds an approved Diploma qualification can be taken as an ECT until 31 December 2021.

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