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Lisa, Leanne and Liam discuss the policy and politics of young children and early learning in Australia.

The Early Education Show Lisa, Leanne and Liam

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Lisa, Leanne and Liam discuss the policy and politics of young children and early learning in Australia.

    2019 Year in Review / Q&A

    2019 Year in Review / Q&A

    It's the end of another year, which mean's it's time for our annual Year in Review episode! We look back on the year that's been for early education, look ahead to 2020 and answer some listener questions.
    Find the full shownotes at earlyeducationshow.com.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    The Hive & Collaboration 4 Learning

    The Hive & Collaboration 4 Learning

    6000 children under 5 live in Mt Druitt in NSW. 33% of those children are considered ‘developmentally vulnerable’ when they start school. The Hive is an initiative started in 2015 by the Ten20 Foundation, United Way Australia, and NSW Family and Community Services to ensure that all children in the 2770 postcode start school well.
    This episode features voices from the graduation ceremony of the Collaboration 4 Learning (C4L) project, a unique professional development opportunity established for educators to engage in their own research projects.
    Find the full shownotes at earlyeducationshow.com.

    • 40 min
    A star (ratings system) is born (with Anthony Semann)

    A star (ratings system) is born (with Anthony Semann)

    The NSW Government has announced that services in NSW will be required to display a star rating alongside their usual National Quality Standard rating, in an apparent bid to help families better understand ratings. The star ratings have had a very mixed response from the sector, raising issues of professional identity, the marketing of the NQF to the community and how well services are being supported to improve quality. Lisa, Leanne and Liam discuss this new initiative before Lisa chats with presenter and researcher Anthony Semann.
    Find the full shownotes at earlyeducationshow.com.

    • 1 hr
    Celebrations in early education services

    Celebrations in early education services

    Christmas, Anzac Day, Melbourne Cup, Mother's and Father's Days, Australia Day - celebrations have become a controversial and challenging topic for many in the early education sector. This episode, we take a look a like at why celebrations are so contested and how educators can explore different perspectives on commonly-held celebrations.
    Find the full shownotes at earlyeducationshow.com.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Working with infants and toddlers (with Dr Andi Salamon & Lauren Hibberson)

    Working with infants and toddlers (with Dr Andi Salamon & Lauren Hibberson)

    This episode, we’re spending some time thinking about educator and teacher practice in the first three years. There’s a huge amount of advocacy out there for the importance of the first five years, but plenty of research points to the idea that the first three years are even more important for children. Yet infants and toddlers practice in the sector often receives far less attention than the years just before school.
    To look at this area from two different perspectives, Leanne and Liam spoke separately with Dr Andi Salamon, an early childhood teacher, researcher and advocate, and Lauren Hibberson, an Infants Team Leader with Northside Community Service.
    Find the full shownotes at earlyeducationshow.com.

    • 56 min
    BONUS: A national commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people (with Richard Weston, CEO of SNAICC)

    BONUS: A national commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people (with Richard Weston, CEO of SNAICC)

    This week, SNAICC and Family Matters have released a Position Paper endorsed by more than 80 organisations and individuals calling for the establishment of a national commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people. Liam talks with SNAICC CEO Richard Weston about why this position is needed and what a commissioner could achieve.
    Find the full shownotes at earlyeducationshow.com. 

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

Kelli.l ,

Daily dose of EC banter and info

I’ve been listening for just over a year and have been working my way through the previous episodes. Love listening on my daily drive to and from work as an ECT. Gives plenty of different perspectives and amazing interviews and the banter makes it relatable and fun to listen while learning more about my profession. As a Patreon I have so loved the bonus Exploring the NQF series and have used it as part of my critical reflection. Keep up the great work guys! Thank you for teaching me how to be a better, more informed advocate for children and the vital work my coworkers do daily.

Kezz Stich ,

EC professionals this is a must!

A great podcast which is full of current information, thought provoking conversations, professional development. I love that I can listen to this on my daily commute and it keeps me up to date with all that is important in early childhood.

Tayslay22 ,

Better than any PD you have ever paid for!

The Early Education Show is full of news, sector insights, light hearted banter and serious discussions. Lisa, Leanne and Liam make the politics of OzEarlyEd easy to digest.

It's perfect for any Australian educator, but beware! If you make it through 20 episodes you will find yourself caring passionately and groaning emphatically as you go about your business as an early childhood professional.
I can't hear the word 'rort' without thinking of Lisa!

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