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How much non-contact time should be provided to educators?

Both awards require at least 2 hours per week of non-contact time to be provided for full time educators (pro rata for part-time) for the purpose of planning, preparing, evaluating and programming activities.  For Children’s Services Award educators in the role of Educational Leader, a minimum of 2 hours per week of non-contact time is required.  If a Children’s Services Award educator is an Educational…

Which educators should be given non-contact time?

The provision of non-contact time differs between awards:  Children’s Services Award provides non-contact time for:   an employee responsible for the preparation, implementation and/or evaluation of a developmental program for an individual child or group of children.  an employee appointed as the Educational Leader.  Educational Services (Teachers) Award under Schedule A – Teachers employed in early childhood services operating at least 48 weeks…

What role does an ordinary committee member have?

The constitution or rules of an association will set out membership of the committee. Typically, it will state that there needs to be office bearers and ordinary members. Unless otherwise expressly stipulated in the constitution, each member of the committee, including an ordinary member, is equally and jointly responsible for the management or control of the…

2020-21 Budget Measures

The 2021-22 Budget includes the following measures which will affect the Early Childhood Education and Care sector: Extension of the National Partnership on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education The NPA will be extended for four years, rather than the one-year extensions offered in each of the past two Budgets. The focus will remain on supporting 600…

Who can attend a staff meeting?

All staff are to be invited to attend general staff meetings so that they may remain informed and up to date with service changes and issues as well as be given the opportunity to contribute to the service running by expressing their ideas. For these same reasons, the approved provider (committee/board/owner/operator) may also choose to…

Who can attend a committee meeting?

Committee members have an obligation to attend committee meetings as set out in the association’s constitution. Directors and/or other employees of the service may be called on to attend a committee meeting at the invitation of the committee. This may be to present reports or discuss other matters as set out in the meeting agenda.