Child Weekly

Educational Minister Dan Tehan has announced that its free childcare scheme will be stopped on 12 July, moving to reintroduce childcare subsidies for parents. A 3 month $708 million support package will be offered instead of Jobkeeper as that also ends.

In Melbourne's northeast, a Kindergarten has closed after a teacher-tested positive to coronavirus.

The Children's Service Award has now included a temporary entitlement to unpaid pandemic leave.

With most early childhood services unable to support student placements at this time and higher education institutes are unable to organise scheduled placements, this has a significant impact on final year ECT students who are almost at the completion of their degree.

Pixar has released a new short film titled "Out" that features its main character as gay. 

The childcare operator of two Adelaide preschools at West Croydon and Newton has been fined $23,000 after failing to pay two workers full wages, leave and superannuation.

Supporting children returning to your service after a period of learning from home is a free webinar for Educators in early childhood services. 

To help with cleaning and hygiene costs in Term 2, the Victorian Government is supporting kindergarten services with new funding grants available for all early childhood services delivering a funded kindergarten program to boost their cleaning and hygiene during this pandemic.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, has called in necessary measures to investigate an illness allegedly linked to coronavirus that has emerged and killed 3 children in America recently. It is an inflammatory condition which resembles Kawasaki disease.

The Learning Sanctuary in Yarraville in Melbourne's inner-west was closed on Wednesday after two children, from the same family, were tested for the coronavirus.

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