Child Weekly

NSW Department of Education data shows more than two-thirds of kindergarten suspensions involve children with a disability, and many of those children were sent home more than once.

On Wednesday, April 15th, Audiovisual production company EventSound, teamed up with KidsClub Childcare Macquarie Park to light the facility in recognition of early childhood educators. 

The exceptional circumstance Supplementary Relief Payment is available for services who need a ‘top-up’ on the Early Childhood Education and Care Package payment already receiving through the Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package.

A free digital book for children called "Coronavirus A Book For Children" is available to download for free which helps children understand the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it.

Prime Minister, Scott Morrison revealed last week, free childcare during the coronavirus pandemic to encourage essential workers to continue working during this time. With around one million families given access to free.

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee has released a statement about COVID- 19 in children and early childhood services. They have suggested recommendations and measures put in place for services, while they continue to operate within the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

NSW Health has confirmed that a childcare centre in Blacktown, in western Sydney, has been identified as a hotspot for the coronavirus with both staff and children infected.

Around one million families are set to receive free child care during the coronavirus pandemic under a plan from the Morrison Government that will help deliver relief and support to the early childhood education and care industry.

On 30 March 2020, the Federal Government announced the introduction of the JobKeeper Payment package.

Early Childhood Services and OOSH Centers fear they may never recover from the coronavirus crisis as 4 out of 5 services are on the brink of collapse and both sectors told they have to wait for financial relief from the government with they are forced to shut down.