e-Child Times September 2016

Welcome to the September edition of e-Child Times.

I have always been amazed at the pressure that we put ourselves under to achieve great outcomes for children. The sector seems to attract many “self-sacrificing” people who want to make a difference; giving their all to educate children.

Amongst the complex environment that is childrens services, people related issues continue to plague the journey to quality education and care of many services. The constant battle to find the right people seems ever present in the duties of management of early childhood services. And the threat is real with alarming statistics from a recent nationwide survey of 1,200 childcare educators conducted by the Queensland University of Technology which found one-infive intended on leaving their job in the next 12 months due to working conditions, paperwork and pay conditions.