Extra staffing requirements apply
The new year brings new staffing requirements in the early childhood sector.
The Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011 now require centre-based services to have a second early childhood teacher, or another ‘suitably qualified person,’ on site. This applies when caring for 60 or more children of preschool age or under.
Other minor changes have been made to the National Regulations. This is so they operate as intended, allowing providers with workforce challenges more time to fulfil new requirements.