To mark NAIDOC Week, Leanne has a chat with Kim King, the Acting Chairperson of Yenu Allowah Aboriginal Child and Family Centre. Kim shares her story about establishing the integrated service, and its future.Read More
This week it's the second part of our coverage of the Realising the Potential Early Childhood Forum that was held on Friday June 8. This week we hear Lisa's interviews with Andrew Hume, the CEO of Gowrie Victoria; Anthony Semann, presenter, researcher and head of professional learning organisation Semann & Slattery; and then a joint interview with Charlene Smith from the Mitchell Institute; consultant and President of ECA Victorian Branch Catharine Hydon; and the author of the Lifting Our Game Report Professor Deb Brennan.Read More
This week is the first of two episodes with interviews from speakers at the Victorian Government's Realising the Potential Early Childhood Forum that was held on Friday June 8. This week, Lisa speaks with Simon Kent from the Victorian Education Department, Joce Nutall from ACECQA and the Australian Catholic University, and consultant, trainer, writer and researcher Anne Kennedy.Read More
We take a quick look at some sector resources for National Reconciliation Week, before taking a look at the challenges faced by the early education sector in Western Australia and the Northern Territory with Child Australia CEO Tina Holtom.Read More
After taking another look at the Federal Government's decision last week to cease funding the National Quality Agenda, we then cross the aisle to take a look at the Labor Party. What would early education policy look like if Labor won the next election?Read More
This week we discuss a new "skills forecast" developed for RTOs providing children's services qualifications, and how it fits into the broader picture about the educator workforce in Australia right now.Read More
This week we have an interview with Megan Mitchell, the inaugural National Children's Commissioner. Commissioner Mitchell discusses why a Children's Commissioner is so important, the successes and areas of improvement for Australia in relation to children's rights, and what she will be working on over the next two years.Read More
This week Liam has a chat about the role of the Educational Leader with Doreen Blyth, part of the fantastic Educational Leaders Association. Doreen discusses how the Association brings leaders from across Australia together, how educators can think about advocacy, and some of the challenges facing Educational Leaders today.Read More
Next Tuesday (March 27), United Voice will be organising walk-off actions for early childhood educators. Lisa and Liam are joined by United Voice NSW organiser Bettina Moltke to discuss why educators should be walking off the job, how important it is to get families involved, and the importance of taking action together as a sector.Read More
This week Lisa and Liam take a look at how some early education services market themselves, and provide some particularly... "interesting" examples. They then look ahead to what the marketing ideas of tomorrow could be!Read More
Yesterday marked International Women's Day for 2018, so we spend some time thinking about whether this event should be celebrated and acknowledged in early education services - and with children.
We also include some chats that Leanne had with a fabulous team of Centre Directors with Blacktown City Council.Read More
We welcome Leanne back to the show after a few weeks off, tackle a new segment in #NewsChat (hashtag required), and then chat with Kate Solis from ARACY about their recently released Report Card on Australia's performance in a range of indicators for children and young people.Read More
With men only accounting for 3-4% of the early childhood educator workforce, the experiences of males in the sector has always been a topic of discussion. This week Lisa and Liam break down an article Liam wrote explaining why he won't be getting involved in campaigns, events and advocacy related to this issue anymore.
Forgive the plug, but Lisa and Liam have been involved in developing a new guide for services transitioning to the New Child Care Package. Find out more about "Getting Ready" here.Read More
With Leanne once again travelling the world, Lisa and Liam are joined this week by Verena Heron from the Independent Education Union. Verena talks us through the IEU's Equal Remuneration Case with Fair Work Australia.Read More
We're back with our first episode 2018, and we're tackling the fantastic new early childhood education report Lifting Our Game. Leanne and Lisa speak with one of the authors, and long-time early childhood policy expert, Professor Deb Brennan.Read More
AEU Vice President for Early Childhood Martel Menz joins Liam McNicholas for a quick chat about today's decision by the full bench of Fair Work Australia to throw out the long-running Pay Equity Case.