Child Weekly

Perth childcare centre, Little Peoples Place Early Learning Centre Evans Way (Narula Holdings), was fined $18,100 as it was found to have breached its maximum number of children for short periods of time on multiple occasions. The Educator, working at the centre, who had alerted the authorities of the centre's breach was allegedly fired from the company.

Mosman Public School, in Sydney's North Shore, has sparked outrage amongst parents as they have banned children from handing out birthday invitations to friends.

Parents will now have to email birthday invites in order not to offend or upset those children who are not invited. Parents were also advised to let their child know not to discuss any planned birthday celebrations with classmates either, The Daily Telegraph reported.

The ban was implemented after a child became distraught for not being invited to a classmate's birthday party.

Some Parents are outraged of this ban "You can't give birthday invitations by paper (at the school), only by email and you must tell your children not to talk about the party".

"It's going too far, we have to build resilient kids".

Stevens, Kylie "Outrage as primary school bans students from handing out birthday invitations", Daily Mail Australia, 8 April 2019

Male Educator, Matthew Bowden, from Hubba Bubba Childcare Chatswood in Sydney's North Shore, sued his former Director for being defamed through an email which was sent to Parents claiming he was fired due to disciplinary reasons.

Two infants too young to be vaccinated have been diagnosed with measles in Sydney.

As part of the free NSW Outside School Hours Care Quality Developmental Program, Early Childhood Australia is offering free online learning modules for OSHC Educators.

The Queensland Kindgerten Learning Guidelines (QKLG) has been revised for implementation in 2019. Kindergarten teachers in approved and funded services will now implement the updated QKLG.

From 1 January 2020, providers of long day care services and preschools/kindergartens will need to have a second early childhood teacher or, alternatively, a ‘suitably qualified person’ in attendance when 60 or more children preschool age or under are being educated and cared for.

Children have been able to leave 3 different services in Western Australia, without being noticed, causing each service to be fined thousands of dollars by the State Administrative Tribunal.

This year for 2019, the Australian Department of Home Affairs has extended Harmony Day to Harmony Week from 17th March to 23rd March 2019.

The Cuddly Koalas are a Perth musical family that produces rap music for children.