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International Women’s Day: Women in Childcare Services

On March 8, the world celebrated International Women’s Day in recognition of the incredible contributions women make to culture, society, economics, and politics. These achievements stretch from home to the workplace in both male-dominated and female-dominated industries. Childcare is one such female-dominated industry: in 2016, 91.1 percent of the childcare workforce was female. In situations […]

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The Importance of a Social Media Policy for Your Childcare Centre

Social media has become part of many people’s everyday life. If it’s managed properly, it can be an incredibly useful tool that makes it possible to spread information about your childcare centre and interest more people in your services. Unfortunately, it’s also a ticking time bomb if it’s not managed properly in the workplace. Are you managing your social […]

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Mental Illness in the Workplace and How Employers can Help

Mental illness in the workplace is a growing problem. Mental health injury claims are going up, and lost productivity due to mental health problems, including time off and slowed work, is a huge issue. However, 85% of workers believe that their employer is more likely to give them time off for a cold or the […]

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The benefits of technology in early childhood education

The benefits of technology in early childhood education Many childcare centres face unique problems and challenges compared to other industries. Fortunately, there are technological solutions that can help those centres achieve their goals. As technology grows, the childcare industry is changing for the better–and proper use of that technology can enable more effective management of childcare centres across Australia. […]

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Is your childcare centre ready for the new domestic violence leave laws?

  Are you prepared for the recent federal domestic violence leave laws that kicked in from 1 August? If not, you should update your policies and contracts immediately, as the new leave entitlement places additional HR requirements on employers.   The new bill means workers covered by an industry or occupation award – including casual […]

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How your childcare centre can thrive through oversaturation

Australia is oversaturated with childcare centres. And, with another 1,100 currently in development nationwide, small crèche owners are facing heightened competition and declining revenue.   Lowering your centre’s fees won’t help with the competition, especially with the prevalence of falling enrolments. So, there’s never been a better time to make your centre as cost-efficient as […]

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Performance Management and the importance of documentation

Performance management can be one of the most arduous parts of managing staff. Not to be taken lightly, there are legal requirements involved in the process to which all operators in the Education and Care sector must comply. But did you know that even if you follow the right processes, you might still be exposing […]

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