The NSW Department of Education is sponsoring a limited number of travel subsidies for early childhood educators living in rural and remote NSW to attend the CCSA Rural and Remote Forum. Priority will be given to educators from department funded community preschools, mobile preschools, and recipients of Rural and Remote Early Childhood Teaching Scholarships.
The CCSA Rural and Remote Forum is an important opportunity to have your voice heard. We recognise that some individuals and organisations that can benefit most from attending, may find it difficult to participate in the Forum because of limited resources and/or long travel distance. We encourage services to apply for a travel subsidy to promote participation and reduce barriers for delegates wishing to attend.
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Congratulations to ECA on presenting such an engaging, inspirational and professional conference last week. CCSA had a strong presence and it was great to see our members come and visit us at our stand.
For those of you who couldn’t make it go here for an overview of the key messages and insights.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Early Childhood Education Sarah Mitchell today announced a new $3 million package which can be used to reduce fees, allow more flexibility with travel arrangements and future-proof services so they are more resilient and better equipped to cope when challenging circumstances arise. (more…)
GREAT NEWS FOR OUR SECTOR. CCSA supports Early Education Workforce Strategy as qualified service provider.
Today the NSW Department of Education launched the Early Childhood Education Workforce Strategy 2018 – 2022. CCSA is a qualified provider for the Early Childhood Sector across NSW and we welcome this important and exciting Government initiative. The strategy has four key focus areas; (more…)
Improved member access
Shortly we’ll be introducing an automated phone answering system to connect you with the right CCSA person faster. We know that members value speaking directly with our staff, so the changes are designed to connect you to the right person simply and quickly.
From 10 August, when you call us an automated system will give you 4 options to be connected directly to our Member Support team, Business Solutions team, the Training and Development team or to reception for all other enquiries.
We know an automated system is a first for CCSA, but we’re confident this will streamline access to the information you need. You’ll still be able to speak with reception at any time just by dialling 1 and you’ll be able to connect directly with the team you need at any time by dialling 2 for Member Support, 3 for Business Solutions or 4 for Training and Development. You won’t even have to wait for the menu options to finish once you know the option for each team – it’s that simple.
The new system will be used for both the 1800 991 602 and 02 4782 1470 numbers.
You can download a guide here.
CCSA welcomes additional funding for early childhood education in NSW Budget
CCSA welcomes the additional funding for early childhood education announced by the Treasurer, the Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP in the NSW State Budget.
The NSW Government has budgeted $474.3M for early childhood education in 2018-19. This is an increase of $29.8M or a 6.7% increase of expenditure in 2017-18.
The investment in early childhood education in the 2018-19 Budget commits an additional $197.8M over four years to: (more…)