This newsletter provides a rationale for setting up a bush kinder and practicalities of implementing this type of program. There are two case studies from Victoria that focus on this topic. The newsletter includes links to reflective questions about the nature of risks and hazards and links to resources which further explore the nature of outdoor play and of design of outdoor spaces.
In this month's newsletter, we explore transitions into your service and into school. You’ll find practical ideas to support your work, a great case study from New South Wales, and sample letters for new children and families at your service.
The remaining five workshops are scheduled to be held in May in SA, WA and NT. The Department of Education and Training in partnership with Shared Path Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation have delivered workshops in QLD, TAS, NSW, VIC and ACT which have reached over 1000 Early Childhood and Child Care educators as well as many other community stakeholders.
On 13 February 2017, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, announced changes to the National Quality Framework intended to strengthen quality in early childhood education and care while at the same time reducing red tape for the sector.