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.

National Tree Day, combined with Schools Tree Day, 26th and 28th July, is Australia’s largest community tree-planting and nature care event.

At a Fitzroy childcare service, children are encouraged in risky play and preschoolers are lighting fires in outdoor fire pits.

Kidsafe South Australia has announced "Infant Safety Training", a requirement for all staff and carers working with children aged 0 – 2 years.

Early Childhood Australia Learning Hub has recently released a new free online professional development module for NSW OSHC Educators on Quality Area 2 - Children's Health and Safety.