Broadside Briefing Paper #4 – March 2011
The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) has released the draft National Regulations to the Education and Care Services National Law. This Broadside Briefing assesses the draft National Regulations and provides an outline of how and when they will be implemented.
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Broadside Briefing Paper #3 – July 2010
The 2010 Federal Election was held on August 21, and this Broadside Briefing outlined all the main issues affecting early childhood education and care, as well as an analysis of the policy positions of the ALP, Coalition and The Greens.
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Broadside Briefing Paper #2 – July 2009
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) signed off on major early childhood reforms at its meeting last week. These include a National Early Childhood Development Strategy: Investing in the Early Years. The main elements of the strategy which will affect education and care services are the Early Years Learning Framework and the national approach to quality and regulation.
- Broadside Briefing Paper #2 – July 2009 | Download PDF
Broadside Briefing Paper #1 – October 2008
The NSW Department of Community Services (DoCS) is reviewing the Children’s Services Regulation 2004, which sets the standards and operating requirements for all education and care services that have to be licensed in NSW. This special issue of Broadside focuses on the Regulation Review.
- Broadside Briefing Paper #1 – October 2008 | Download PDF
So Now You Are On The Committee
So Now You Are On The Committee: A Handbook for Committee Members of Children’s Services. The book is aimed at all committee members of community-based education and care services.
Being part of a management committee can sometimes be overwhelming, with so many responsibilities and issues for members to be aware of.
Essential to working in a education and care service management committee is passion for ensuring your service offers great care and education, an interest in good management, the ability to listen, to be fair and…the time to be involved! So Now You’re On The Committee outlines what a management committee actually does, providing an easy-to-read guide for all those wishing to join a committee, or for those already acting in the role. It’s a must-read for management committees and a handy reference for directors, education and care staff and students.