LDCPDP – Use it or lose it!

June 2017 will mark the end of the federal government’s Long Day Care Professional Development Programme (LDCPDP). It is important for services to note that their final report, outlining the use of their funds, will be due within three months of this program ending. So, if you haven’t been spending your LDCPDP funds – now …

A Torchbearer for a Natural Childhood

History is dotted with stories of trailblazers and their struggles to convince the mainstream of something that eventually becomes popular. We are ultimately indebted to them for improving things, and wish that we’d cottoned on sooner. Badass educators are familiar with this narrative, and it is important to celebrate the successes of passionate advocates whose …

Praxis Make Perfect Q&A – Inclusion and Diversity with Georgina Zadelj

In the lead-up to the PraXis Makes Perfect conference, we have been getting to know some of our wonderful presenters. This week we focus on our third and final theme – Inclusion and Diversity, and do a Q&A with Georgina Zadelj, Educator and operator of her own service ‘Country Kids Childcare’ at Cassowary Coast Family …

PraXis Makes Perfect Q&A – Innovative Leadership with Caitlin Deakes

In the lead-up to the PraXis Makes Perfect conference, we would like to start getting to know some of our wonderful presenters. For the next three weeks, we will interview one presenter per week – one for each conference theme. This week we focus on Theme 1 – Innovative Leadership, and do a Q&A with …

Support for Long Daycare in the Long Run

The Workforce Council is renewing its commitment to meeting the needs of the Long Day Care (LDC) sector in the wake of the latest Federal Budget announcements. They are reminding the Education and Care sector that, regardless of the funding announcements, they will continue to provide superior quality practice and leadership development, inclusive practice development …