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New Course this Term!

Demystifying Reflective Practice Members $125 Non-Members $175
Reflective practice is seen by many as challenging and somewhat tedious - this workshop seeks to take the mystery out of reflective practice and is an introduction to the many different ways reflective practice is undertaken in the OOSH setting.
Some of which you may find surprising and fun!!
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Are You Due for an Upgrade of Active Supervision?

115 educators undertook the Active Supervision training with us last year. Some of them gave very positive feedback such as, “through this training I reflect on the way I supervise, particularly when children are engaging in ‘risky’ play, thinking more about the risk vs. benefit rather than just shutting the activities down.” This is an.
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Enrol Now for Professional Development and Training!

Our calendar of short courses for professional development and accredited training is updated regularly because we listen to our members and add new events as requested. Places are filling faster than ever before. Avoid disappointment and enrol early. This year we've added some new offerings including:
  • The OOSH.
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Looking to Get a Qualification in OSHC?

Network has 20 new candidates commencing in the Cert IV and Diploma In OSHC this month and we are busy developing new processes to make the course even more relevant for existing OSHC educators. Generally the course takes 2 years and learners will be able to complete through a series of workplace projects and assessment.
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SMS Alerts – A new service to trial for Network members

Network has been getting feedback from members looking for a solution to send mass texts to parents in the event of a need for reminders or when an emergency strikes. To address this Network has teamed up with “The SMS Engine” (www.thesmsengine.com) to provide members with a quality SMS solution that you can use to.
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Did you know – Award Fact?

Do you have to pay Higher Duties? According to the Children’s Services Award 2010: Clause 18.1 Higher duties An employee engaged in duties carrying a higher rate than their ordinary classification for two or more consecutive hours within any shift or day will be paid for the time so worked at the higher rate provided that: (a)  the.
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Managing Diabetes in your service

Take a look at a great new webinar resource for families and educators, which is an initiative of Diabetes NSW. This webinar is free and downloadable making it easily accessible for every educator in your service including casual employees If you have a person in your service that is suffering from Diabetes this is essential information.
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EpiPen Recall

We have alerted members earlier this month through socal media and Be Alert of this recall but here is another reminder to check your EpiPens and encourage families to do the same. Alphapharm Pty Ltd, following consultation with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is recalling 4 batches of EpiPen® 300 microgram adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors, used for.
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Notification of changes to your OOSH services

It is also a legal requirement that all (CCB) approved services notify the Federal department of Education of any changes to their service including closing the service, opening hours. Many of these changes require 42 days notice. Service changes changes are referred to as Notifiable Events. Service management can update some Notifiable Events via the Child.
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