Sending children back to Nauru risks creating a generation of damaged people

The 37 asylum seeker babies and 54 children who risk deportation from Australia could face significant, irreversible mental health damage if sent back to Nauru. And the longer they’re detained, the greater the risk of damage. A report released today by the Australian Human Rights Commission shows children previously detained on Nauru already show significant […]

Government needs to ensure Child Care Package boosts attendance of all children

Two reports released last week provide valuable information to assess the Government’s proposed Jobs for Families Childcare Package. Samantha Page, CEO of Early Childhood Australia, calls on the Federal Government to amend the Package Bill to ensure that all three and four year olds in Australia will be able to access early childhood education. Early Childhood […]

Sustainability in children’s education and care

Living sustainably means living within the capacity of the natural environment to support life and ensuring our current lifestyle has minimal impact on generations to come. Sustainable practices relate not only to the natural environment, but also our society and culture, including aspects such as consumerism and community well-being. As the need for greater sustainability […]

Forget quinoa and kale, these basic foods for your kids’ lunch box will give them the nutrition they need

With the start of another school year upon us, parents are preparing themselves for the constant task of making lunch boxes. Many parents feel pressure to include superfoods in the lunch box, which can be costly and impractical, especially if their child doesn’t like them! Yet while superfoods are hyped everywhere as being essential items, […]

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