Thank you to the 110 members of Early Years Networks from across the state of Western Australia who attended the 2018 PLACE for Children Forum in Perth on April 12. The team received lots of positive feedback about the benefits of event.

The keynote presentations have been loaded to the Resource section of the EYN Portal. Please share the information that you gained from the event,  widely with other Early Years Network members who could not be there on the day.

We hope to see you at future events.

Social Inclusion Forum

Inclusion Solutions is proud to be hosting a series of quarterly forums to promote the development of inclusive communities across Western Australia. The themes will be ‘Sport & Recreation’ and ‘Community’ with the topics alternating across the four forums. This forum presents an opportunity to be a part of presentations from industry professionals and community representatives who are passionate about social inclusion within the sport & recreation sector. Opportunities will be made available to network with other like-minded people while also discussing the challenges and benefits associated with the

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We have launched EYN 2018 registrations


Colab has produced a document which presents the research evidence in support of each of the considerations and actions outlined in the Australian Declaration for Young Children which we launched last November. It is on this webpage - - and will hopefully be useful for people needing additional information about the importance of the early years for presentations/grant applications etc.

 A new research overview and research snapshot has been added to the Colab website relating to the Lived Experience of Poverty – these can be accessed here - .

A  interview with Louise Giolitto, WACOSS's CEO  on the impact of poverty can be accessed at  - .

Save the Date for this exciting event, more event information and registration details will be issued in early March.


I am writing to invite you to hear about our exciting new early childhood research project – SNACing101.


SNACing101 is an online evidence-based, food and nutrition short course to be developed and piloted among Australian ECEC staff. 


To help us develop the online course, I am reaching out to business and industry representatives, community leaders and other relevant parties and requesting their support in an advisory capacity to inform the project from development through to implementation. 


Through the initial development of the concept of this project, you were highly recommended as a person whose advisory contributions could greatly assist the pathway to improve the health of Australian children.  You are therefore invited to the SNACing 101 Advisory Group Breakfast Networking Event (details below). At this event we will explain the project, seek your input on course content and detail how you can be involved further and outline the total commitment. At the conclusion of the breakfast, we will seek Expressions of Interest to become part of the Advisory Group.




Wednesday 21 February, 2018

7.30am – 9.30am

Nutrition laboratory at the ECU Joondalup campus (21.101).


RSVP: Ainslie Sartori, Research Assistant ( by Thursday 15 February 2018.


Please advise any dietary requirements and how many parking permits will be required.


Please see the map of Joondalup Campus attached.


Please feel free to circulate this invitation to your committees and networks.


Thanking you in anticipation.


Yours sincerely


Ruth Wallace | PhD, RPHNutr.

Lecturer Public Health

School of Medical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Building 31.471, Joondalup Campus, Western Australia 6027

Tel: +61 8 6304 2731 | Email:



Please see information on an study providing children and young people with the opportunity to share their experiences of separation.

CYPSF FAQ Sheet.pdf


Learn how to get the best out of the Early Years Network Portal by clicking on the below Youtube training video.

EYN Portal Training Webinar


Be sure to 'Register' to be able to to use all the functionality of the EYN Portal. 

To take part in the many events that take place in Perth and all over WA during Harmony Week, or to think up something with your Early Years Network see the Harmony Week Kit available at


Please see attached a copy of our latest newsletter, from all of the team we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


The Centre is your gateway to a range of great evidence-based resources, information, and innovative, free online training designed to support your practice. You are also able to access local support from the Centre’s team of Child Mental Health Consultants.

 Please click on the link below to find out more information.


To listen to Professor Cross speaking about the latest research on the use of digital devices for young children click on the below link;

A blueprint for social and economic change to help achieve the inclusive, just and equitable society we all desire.

Further information is attached and a link to the Pre-Budget submission document.

Put compassion at the heart of our community 301017.pdf