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NSW Government to sell land occupied by beloved Glebe Children’s Centre

By DANIEL LO SURDO The NSW Government has approved plans to sell land currently occupied by KU Laurel Tree House Children’s Centre in Glebe.  The impending sale of the Government-owned commercial property situated at 61 Arundel Street has been met by considerable opposition in the inner-city, with the Glebe community believing the sale to be […]

Childcare workers spit the dummy

    By Lanie Tindale   Sydney childcare educators left work early on Wednesday to gather in Martin Place to protest low wages. Childcare union United Voice wants the federal government to increase the award rate by 30 per cent. Child care educators currently earn a minimum of $22 an hour, but say they should […]

Crumbs for childcarers

BY JADE MORELLINI Childcare workers are fighting back against unequal pay, planning the biggest-ever early childhood education walk-off from work on March 27. On 4th February 2017, a nationwide advertisement was launched promoting equal pay for childcare workers across TV, radio and newspaper with the aim to gain support from the Australian community. Triggering this […]

Uncertain future for childcare in Marrickville

By Emily Contador-Kelsall Marrickville council is fighting funding cuts to Family Day Care [FDC] in a bid to safeguard the future of childcare in Marrickville. Marrickville council is acting against funding cuts to FDC services announced in the May Budget and changes to funding eligibility that threaten the presence of FDCs in Marrickville. For more […]

Childcare spending under scrutiny in City’s biggest budget

This month's City of Sydney council meeting revealed that the Lord Mayor Clove Moore had moved to cut $22 million previously allocated for spending on childcare from the council's 2014-2015 budget. A 2013 report produced by the City showed a gap of 3104 in the number of places needed to meet the current demand for […]

Babies and bowlers a stepping stone to success, says club

The struggling Balmain Bowling Club is set to pin its hopes on a much younger crowd as talks progress to lease out part of its premises for a childcare centre, despite strong opposition from some members. The smaller of the 135-year-old club’s two bowling greens will be leased to childcare provider My Stepping Stones, which […]

Childcare boost for Waverley

Following a successful recruitment campaign by Waverley Council, at least 100 new places will be made available in the coming weeks for children at family day care centres across the local area. In the past six months council has recruited 21 new local children’s educators to run family day care operations. Nine operations have already […]