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.

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.