If yo're a parent, formal childcare arrangements can be a frightening idea. Trusting a relative stranger with your precious child is a huge leap of faith.
The Australian Government has been introducing a major set of reforms designed to raise the minimum standard of childcare in Australia so that you can drop your kids off to childcare and be sure that they'll still be safe and happy by the end of the day.
Read to learn more about the major changes to Australia's childcare industry.
You may know the Certificate III in Children's Services is about to become the minimum training requirement for childcare workers in Australia. However, the biggest shortages in the industry are for Diploma qualified childcare professionals. Continue your education with the Diploma of Children's Services to increase the career choices available to you and have one of the most in-demand qualifications in the childcare industry.
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and other benefits. This is the main non means-tested government paid benefit for children under 16 who need more help with personal care or mobility than a child of the same age who does not have a ...
Federal Minister Kate Ellis recently announced that child care facilities will be reviewed and ratings posted on the MyChild.gov.au website as part of a plan to increase transparency for parents selecting a child care service for the children.
Children are inherently adventurous and curious but there are many dangers in the world for which they may not be prepared. Make sure the child you care for doesn't come to harm with the guide to the top 10 dangers for children.
William Cowie's insight:
Children are particularly vulnerable to all sorts of dangers. They haven't developed the experience and instincts that we take for granted as adults. They also lack the physical strength and robustness we develop as well grow.
Keeping kids safe is serious business so here are 10 of the top hazards for kids and ways to prevent them harming your children, or children you're caring for.
If you're thinking about starting a childcare course, you're probably wondering whether to study face-to-face at a TAFE or go with a cheaper online course through a private training organisation. Find out some of the benefits of choosing online training here.
The Certificate III in Children's Services has been updated this year to reflect the latest changes to childcare. If you already have your Certificate III, there should be no need to change - but if you're looking to do your Certificate III, then the CHC30712 is the course you want!