Join us as we unpack what a critical incident is and the potential impacts on a learning community. We'll discuss evidence-based theory and practical strategies to respond and support mental health following a critical incident within the scope and capacity of your role as an educator.

Date: Monday 16 September, 2019
Time: 10.30 – 11.30am (AEST)

 

Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7268004257517699084

This FIFO Life is a website for people who commute long distances for work and their families. It is packed with information to help make Fly In, Fly Out (FIFO), Drive In, Drive Out (DIDO) and Bus In, Bus Out (BIBO) work well.

Visit here: http://thisfifolife.com/category/families-mates/

In partnership with Lotterywest Playgroup WA is able to offer a grant to purchase equipment and resources for community playgroups.

Individual community playgroups can apply for financial support of between $500 – $15,000 directly through Playgroup WA, to fund the purchase of toys, education resources and other equipment

https://playgroupwa.com.au/grants

Funding of up to $10,000 per community garden is available for local governments and community organisations to plan, develop and implement a community garden project.  The grants program aims to encourage community members to participate in community life more actively; connect with the environment and other people within their community; implement and develop their skills; and to give back to the community. - See more at: https://dlgc.communities.wa.gov.au/GrantsFunding/Pages/Community-Gardens-Grants.aspx#sthash.uQYnN3VK.dpuf

No Jab, No Play

The McGowan Government's 'No Jab, No Play' policy, effective from July 22, 2019 means any child who is not fully vaccinated can be excluded from being enrolled in childcare services and kindergarten programs (non-compulsory early education and care). These changes will improve Western Australian vaccination rates to achieve optimal coverage. Children are vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases and are a major source of their transmission.

 

To find out more visit:

https://www.mediastataments.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2019/07/No-Jab-No-Play-to-imporve-vaccination-rates-in-WA-children.aspx 

Applications for the 2019 Children's Week Community Grants are now open. The grants of up to $1,000 are available to not-for -profit community groups and local governments to host events in remote, regional and metropolitan Western Australia

To find out more visit this link.

 

 

  • Architects appointed for the new Child Parent Centre at Arbor Grove Primary School
  • Centre will provide essential health and wellbeing services to parents and children in Ellenbrook
  • Construction to begin in January 2020 

Construction on a new centre that will provide essential health and wellbeing services to families in Ellenbrook is a step closer.

Hodge Collard Preston Architects have been selected to design the new Child Parent Centre to be based at Arbor Grove Primary School.

The centre will include two large group rooms, two consultant offices, one clinic and outdoor play areas.

It will be available to the local community, and will offer programs and services for families and young children aged from birth to eight years.

The community will have input into the types of programs and services available which could include antenatal education, child health checks, parenting programs and speech pathology.

Construction is expected to start in January 2020, with the centre open to families in January 2021.

 

Funded by the Department of Communities and Royalties for Regions this professional learning is specifically designed for Early Childhood Services focusing on Trauma Informed Practices and Positive Behaviour Supports

Connected Beginnings is a Commonwealth funded initiative based on a 'collective impact' model aimed at improving outcomes for Aboriginal families with children under school age.

In July, 2019 it was announced that Connected Beginnings will be delivered in Derby, Mowanjum and Pandanus Park communities with World Vision as the lead agency.

Registrations are open and the program for the Midwest Early Childhood Summit have been released! 

 Program

The Summit program is attached below- We recommend you look through the program before registering, to determine which sessions you would like to attend (because you need to select these when purchasing your tickets).

 Registrations

Registrations are available for industry professionals and can be completed online. They close on Sunday 21 July 2019.

Early childhood teachers, educators and service providers – get in now!

 Family tickets will be available soon. There are a number of free tickets available for families to utilise thanks to Parenting Connection WA. They will open very soon! Watch this space…

Subsidies

Travel/accommodation subsidies are available, as are Registration Subsidies – please see attached form for more information and eligibility.

For any questions or queries, or help registering please email conference@ngala.com.au or call 9921 6814

Midwest Early Childhood Summit Conference Program_Biographies.pdf

RCCCDF 2019 Summit Subsidies application.docx

 

 

The support role for Early Years Networks (Networks) across Western Australia transitioned to the Department of Communities (Communities) on 30 June 2019.

 

The transition of the support role for Networks to Communities provides an opportunity for the Departments of Health and Education and the whole of community to help deliver the Bright Future target in the early years.

 

Early Years Networks across Western Australia play a fundamental role in supporting children and their families. Networks are integral to supporting the State Government’s priority to increase by 10 per cent the number of children who are developmentally on track on all five domains of the Australian Early Development Census by 2027.

 

The transition of support for Networks to Communities will:

  • ensure the sustainability of support to Networks across the state
  • provide opportunities for Networks to influence early years policy
  • enable stronger linkages between place-based District Leadership Groups and Early Years Networks to influence improved outcomes for children and families.

 

 

The Questions and Answers document provides further information about the transition.

 

If you or your Networks have any queries, please email the Early Years and Parenting Team at Communities EY@communities.wa.gov.au who will respond accordingly.

 

We look forward to working with you through the transition and into the future.

Consultation is important to the Department of Communities, we encourage you to share your views on strategies and plans for the people of Western Australia.

Access it here

WACOSS, through the Connecting Early Years Network Support Program, has successfully worked in partnership with 44 Early Years Networks across the state, to improve outcomes for children in local communities and provided opportunities for place-based early years strategic direction for more than three years.

All Early Years Networks received an emailed letter and Q&A document which explains the upcoming changes. for more information, contact the Department of Communities via EY@communities.wa.gov.au or phone Narelle Pryer 08 6381 2321, or Ronnelle Campbell on 08 6381 2320.

It has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to work with you over the last 4 years and I hope that your Early Years Network continues to go from strength to strength, the passion, and dedication of each of you is admirable. 

Best wishes

Carin, Sue and the WACOSS team.

Thank you to everyone who attended the EYN Forum on May 30th, 2019. We hope you enjoyed the event and left with ideas and information that you can use within your Early Years Network.

The presentations that we have to share, have been uploaded to the RESOURCE section of the portal and can be downloaded as you need them.

Thank you again for your participation, it was a wonderful day and opportunity for over 115 EYN members from all over Western Australia to come together.

 

 

 

Program

The Summit program is attached or available to view online - We recommend you look through the program before registering, to determine which sessions you would like to attend (because you need to select these when purchasing your tickets).

 

Registrations

Registrations are available for industry professionals and can be completed online. They close on Sunday 7 July 2019.

Early childhood teachers, educators and service providers – get in now!

 

Family tickets will be available soon. There are a number of free tickets available for families to utilise thanks to Parenting Connection WA. They will open very soon! Watch this space…

 

Subsidies

Travel/accommodation subsidies are available, as are Registration Subsidies – please see attached form for more information and eligibility.

 

For any questions or queries, or help registering please email conference@ngala.com.au or call 9921 6814