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ilrfThinking and Learning about Leadership: Early Childhood Research from Australia, Finland and Norway

Waniganayake, M., Rodd, J. and Gibbs, L. (Eds.), (2015)

This Research Monograph brings together the latest work of 20 researchers focusing on early childhood leadership matters in three countries. They are members of the International Leadership Research Forum that was established in Finland in 2011.

This publication represents a unique cross-cultural collaboration of those interested in advancing the knowledge base of early childhood leadership, with a view to enhancing practice, pedagogy and policy in the sector. It aims to inform, inspire and influence current thinking and learning about early childhood leadership, both locally and globally. Despite the geographical distance, the three countries share many of the same concerns when it comes to early childhood provision.

There is something for everyone – from novice to experienced early childhood practitioners, organisational managers, advocates for young children as well as policy makers and policy analysts. Read the new insights this book offers and use it to make a difference for young children and their families where ever they may live.

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A Director's Manual: Managing an early education and care service
in NSW

Being a Director of an early education and care service is an important and complex job. Sometimes it can feel for those appointed to the role as if they have somehow mislaid the instruction manual. Community Child Care (NSW) is attempting to fill that gap with our newest publication: A Director's Manual: Managing an early childhood education and care service in NSW.

This 380-page manual offers extensive information for Directors about their role.

A Director’s Manual is an essential resource for service Directors, as well as a key educational tool for students and those wishing to enter the field.

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So Now You Are On The Committee

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 Are 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.

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Broadside Briefing Paper #9 – May 2015

broadside-briefing-09Community Child Care Co-operative (NSW) understands members may need a quick snapshot of an issue. In this Briefing, we offer our initial thoughts on the new childcare package and try to unpack what it might mean for your service type. There are many ‘things’ in the new package. This is your chance to consider how they may affect your service’s operations.

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Childcare: roads, rates and rubbish: Why NSW local government should be involved in early childhood education and care

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CCCC (NSW) and ACCS NSW commissioned the research project in order to provide the NSW early education and care sector, and all levels of government with an accurate understanding of:

  • The current level of council involvement in the early childhood education and care sector in NSW;
  • Changing involvement by councils in early childhood education and care and the nature of that change; and
  • The benefits of local government involvement in the provision of early childhood education and care across a range of roles.

The research found that despite increasing financial pressures on councils, local government remains a large provider of early childhood education and care services in NSW as well as acting as a facilitator for the provision of services through such mechanisms as leasing of council premises at reduced rents.

The research also showed that benefits were experienced by local government, communities, families and children through local government engagement in child care.

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Broadside Briefing Paper #8 – August 2014

broadside-briefing-08-14Community Child Care Co-operative (NSW) understands members may need a quick snapshot of an issue. In this Briefing, we offer our initial thoughts on the Productivity Commission report into the Early Childhood Education and Care sector, and ask you about your views. Tell us what you think!

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Broadside Briefing Paper #7 – December 2013

broadside-briefing-12-13 Community Child Care (NSW) understands services often need a quick snapshot of an issue. In this Briefing, we offer our initial thoughts on the upcoming Productivity Inquiry into the Early Childhood Education and Care sector, and ask our members about their views. Tell us what you think!

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Broadside Briefing Paper #6 – November 2013

broadside-briefing-paper-6The NSW Department of Education (DEC) has released details of the new funding model for NSW community-based preschools, and advised preschools of their funding levels for 2014. This Broadside Briefing attempts to answer some of the questions preschools have asked Community Child Care (NSW) in the weeks since the release of the new funding model.  It is important to stress that we do not have all the answers and services should contact the Department of Education (DEC) with questions relating to their individual situation.

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Broadside Briefing Paper #5 – December 2012

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On 29 November 2008, the Council of Australian Governments endorsed a major National Partnership Agreement on Early Childhood Education. The aim of the agreement was to ensure that every child has access to a quality early childhood education program delivered by a university-trained early childhood teacher*, for 15 hours per week, for 40 weeks per year, in the year before they start school. This Broadside Briefing explores strategies for making Universal Access work in NSW.

  • Broadside Briefing Paper #5 – December 2012 | Download PDF

Broadside Briefing Paper #4 – March 2011

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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.


Broadside Briefing Paper #3 – July 2010

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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.


Broadside Briefing Paper #2 – July 2009

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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 #1 – October 2008

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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

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