Child Weekly

The following are the steps that Victorian early childhood services should take if they have a positive case of COVID at their service.

A 26-year-old Educator, convicted of fraud, stole over $7,000 from her childcare centre, Bright Bees Early Learning Centre.

National Pyjama Day is on Friday 17th July.

Fair Work Commission has extended the entitlement to unpaid pandemic leave and annual leave at half pay for the Children's Services Award until 30 September 2020.

Three children from three preschools in Sydney's south attended care wearing "'Virus Shut Out'". This device allegedly protects the wearer by "effectively blocking airborne particles and bacteria".

A former administrative employee working at a community-operated childcare centre at Roselands has been charged with defrauding the centre of more than $70,000.

The National NAIDOC Committee has announced NAIDOC Week celebrations will be held from 8-15 November 2020, instead of being held typing in July.

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 1.75% increase to minimum wages including the Children's Services Award and Educational Services Teachers Award.

A childcare operator, in NSW, is behind bars over wrongly claiming $3.6 million in government benefits. She recently failed to overturn and argue her conviction, after multiple jurors allegedly exhibited bias against her by calling her "bogan" during her 2016 trial.

The Education Department has received more than 1,900 tip-offs between early April and early June over complaints that childcare providers may have breach funding rules over the temporary COVID-19 relief package.

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