Topic: Families and children

Key Child Health Information Now Translated Into Ten Languages

Important information to help families with young children has now been translated into ten key languages to ensure it is accessible to Victoria’s newest arrivals. In this, the 100th year of the Victorian Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Service, Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today unveiled the translated resources on a visit to […]

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Recognising Early Childhood Professionals

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for applications for the 2017 Victorian Early Years Awards. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos opened the awards and encouraged Victorian families, early childhood professionals and organisations to nominate themselves or others to share their stories. The awards, now in their 12th year, recognise the crucial work early […]

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Vocational Training For Residential Care Workforce

Residential care workers have commenced TAFE-delivered vocational training to help them better assist children and young people with complex needs. The training is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $8 million commitment funded through the Victorian Budget 16/17, for vocational training for Victorian residential care workers. A consortium of five Victorian TAFEs, including Melbourne Polytechnic, SuniTAFE, […]

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Children at kinder aren’t just getting ‘looked after’.

Children at kinder aren’t just getting ‘looked after’. They’re learning. And the devoted professionals who teach them aren’t just ‘childcare workers’. They’re early childcare educators. Kinder matters. Some Governments may take a different view – but this one never will.

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Government Doubles Down With $1.6m On Foster Carer Recruitment

The Andrews Labor Government will invest a further $1.6 million to continue a successful recruitment campaign to attract more foster carers to help children in out-of-home care. Last year the Labor Government brought together all 26 foster care agencies under a common strategy to recruit more foster carers. This campaign includes digital, print and radio […]

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Expanding Kindergartens In The Central Goldfields Shire

The Victorian Government is expanding kindergartens in the Central Goldfields Shire and increasing enrolment numbers by bringing vital family services under the one roof. The Goldfields Children’s Centre can grow from 22 four-year-old places to 66 three-and-four-year-old places through a bigger kindergarten as well as new allied health services. The $900,000 investment includes one new […]

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Improving Kindergartens In Romsey

The Andrews Labor Government is helping families in Romsey access better kindergarten services with an upgraded outdoor play space. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today visited Romsey Kindergarten to open the new facility, which is designed to promote exploration, link existing play spaces and help children connect with the environment. The Government invested […]

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New Site For Youth Justice Facility

Following close consultation with Wyndham City Council and community representatives, an alternative location for a youth justice facility to be built in Wyndham has been identified. The new site is located to the west of Werribee in the vicinity of Cherry Creek in Wyndham, with the facility creating up to 450 ongoing jobs for the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children, Western Metropolitan Region

Expanding Kindergarten Places For Brunswick Families

The Andrews Labor Government is helping families in Brunswick access expanded kindergarten services at Hartnett House Integrated Children’s Centre. The completion of stage 1 has increased the licensed capacity from 94 to 126 places, including creating 11 new four-year-old kindergarten places. The $600,000 upgrade includes two new children’s rooms, a community room, an undercover courtyard, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children, Northern Metropolitan Region

Lifting The Quality Of Early Childcare Services

Tens of thousands of Victorian families will benefit from better quality early childhood services through legislation to improve the National Quality Framework. The Education and Care Services National Law Amendment Bill 2017 includes a number of vital changes to lift quality and improve compliance to services in Victoria that will also be applied across the […]

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