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OCTOBER 1ST – CHANGES TO THE NQF – is your service ready?

Following the review and consultations with the sector the following changes come into operations on the above date…   Please read the summary below: Changes to OOSH documentation OOSH Services in NSW will no longer be required to keep documentation about individual children’s development. Instead, services must keep documentation about the development of the educational program. This.
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New resources to help you with the changes to the NQF

With less than a month until changes (key changes listed below) to the National Law and Regulations come into effect, ACECQA is in the process of publishing new National Quality Framework (NQF) resources to support services. Take a look at the new information sheets on the ACECQA website explaining some of the key changes. Information sheets.
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News & Views August 2017

Read more for the latest on Awards, employment of casuals, Compliance & AMU update   Award Updates Network OOSH Specific Pay Summary Ready to download. There was a 3.3% pay increase to the national Children’s Services Award, which took effect from the first pay period on or after 1 July. Network has updated its OOSH specific pay summary table which.
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Spotlight on: PRACTICE

Tips & Techniques for Educators Educators self awareness & reflection Your role as an Educator is maximising children’s play experiences, and in order to do this successfully, Educators need to reflect on what inspires you to work with children…. Think about:
  • What motivates you about working in OOSH?
  • Why did you choose to become an Educator?
  • What is.
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Spotlight on: THE EDUCATIONAL LEADER

What does it mean to be the Educational leader at the service? Under the regulations, the Approved Provider is required to appoint an Educational Leader to “guide other educators in their planning and reflection and mentor colleagues in their implementation practices” (Guide to the National Law and Regulations 2011, p.85). Many Educational leaders are appointed but sometimes.
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Spotlight on: LEADERSHIP

How to address Leadership burnout As we approach the middle of the year, the phones have been running hot in the Network office and it is easy to pick up on the stress levels of some Directors/Co-ordinators….. Working in OOSH can be highly stressful and being aware of burnout is the first step to rejuvenation. Taking.
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Earn and Learn!

OOSH services have been added to the Earn and Learn campaign following representation by Network to Woolworths. This is a bonus for services who can get some great equipment by completing the registration process and then getting families and friends to collect stickers when they shop at Woolies!   If you service is financially strong, why not collect.
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ACCC releases preliminary findings on corporate merger

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released today preliminary findings on Bain Capital’s proposal to combine Camp Australia Pty Ltd (Camp Australia) and Junior Adventures Group (JAG). Camp Australia and JAG are the two largest commercial suppliers of before and after school care in Australia. JAG owns the OSHClub and Helping Hands brands. “The ACCC’s primary.
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