Child Weekly

From 27 May to 3 June is National Reconciliation Week. This week gives an important opportunity for the Australian community to learn about the shared histories, cultures and achievements between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and by creating respectful relationships with one another.

Nine videos are now available online for free for Educators and Services on increasing awareness and understanding of inclusion and strategies on how to incorporate this into the centre.

Shorten announced over the weekend that if elected, that Labor will increase the pay of early childhood educators by 20% over eight years, which is an average increase of $11,300 above award rises.

In one of the biggest announcements of the 2019 election campaign, Labor's Bill Shorten has guaranteed a wage increase for educators working in early childhood.

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".

Reference:
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.

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