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An archive of the newsletters previously sent by ESB.

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'No jab, no play' exemption processes, 28 June 2021

NQF Review 2019: Attend an info session and have your say, 16 March 2021

New Exceeding NQS guidance, 21 September 2020

Changes to ratios, new educators and transporting children, 19 August 2020

 'No jab, no play' information update, 17 August 2020

Exemptions to 'No jab, no play' laws, 10 August 2020

Changes to National Regulations, 27 May 2020

Coronavirus alerts are now on our 'COVID-19 (coronavirus) information' page

Early Childhood Services and Immunisation Discussion Paper, 7 June 2019

Current newsletter

Education Standards Board Bulletin, December 2021, 7 December 2021

  • Reflection on 2021: parting words from our CE
  • Staff must have a COVID-19 vac by 11 Dec
  • Helpful to involve children in bushfire preparation
  • Review CRICOS course costs
  • Resignation of early childhood teacher?
  • ESB Christmas closure dates
  • Remember to display your quality rating

Past newsletters

Education Standards Board Bulletin, November 2021, 9 November 2021

  • New guide on creating safe facilities
  • What is a serious incident?
  • Review of school registration for 2022
  • Newly appointed school principals
  • Protect children's skin from the sun
  • Ensure your application can progress
  • New reports available in the NQA ITS portal
  • Any changes at your OSHC?

Education Standards Board Bulletin, October 2021, 5 October 2021

  • Effective supervision helps keep children safe
  • Applying for service approval or amendment to service approval for 2022?
  • School certificate of registration
  • Experts to develop ways to measure impact of preschool
  • Virtual urgent medical care for children
  • Small objects in outdoor play spaces: amended position

Education Standards Board Bulletin, September 2021, 8 September 2021

  • Continous improvement pays off
  • Respecting transgender and gender-diverse children
  • Let us know your new principal's details
  • Survey on approved learning frameworks discussion paper
  • Seeking feedback on our website
  • Are you using approved spaces in your OSHC?
  • Follow us on social media

Education Standards Board Bulletin, August 2021, 3 August 2021

  • The right food and drinks for the right child
  • Government investment in preschool funding
  • Travel exemptions for international students
  • Are your service and provider details right?
  • Reconciliation Education Activities Grant to apply for
  • Check educator not prohibited before employing
  • Guidelines on policies and procedures

Education Standards Board Bulletin, July 2021, 7 July 2021

  • Educators inspired at professional development event
  • Importance of active supervision
  • Validation reviews of registration
  • New webinar for OSHC services
  • Annual service fees now overdue
  • 'No jab, no play' exemptions reminder

Education Standards Board Bulletin, June 2021, 1 June 2021

  • Monitoring: What's in it for you?
  • Guidelines for safe sleeping
  • PRISMS news for CRICOS schools
  • Still time to register
  • Qualifications and staff records
  • Safe transport during OSHC excursions
  • Wash, wipe, cover: prevent colds and flu

Education Standards Board Bulletin, May 2021, 4 May 2021

  • Free event to inpsire educators
  • Outcome of children's health and safety targeted compliance campaign
  • Changes to school registration
  • Share your views
  • Education ministers' decisions about transitional workforce provisions
  • Podcasts of healing and wellbeing
  • Waiver application: change to payment method
  • Proud of Aboriginal art in our office

Education Standards Board Bulletin, April 2021, 13 April 2021

  • Small objects and small children don't mix
  • New educator-to-child ratio calculator
  • Teachers must meet SA requirements
  • Have your say
  • Teens want online safety info
  • We've moved
  • Census collection starting in May
  • New authorised officers

Education Standards Board Bulletin, March 2021, 2 March 2021

  • Head injuries and children
  • Powers of authorised officers explained
  • Tree safety warning
  • Provide us with your feedback
  • We're moving
  • New free webinar
  • 3 plans for children with health needs

Education Standards Board Bulletin, February 2021, 2 February 2021

  • Hot outdoor surfaces: danger!
  • Focus on children's health and safety
  • CRICOS schools: update PRISMS data
  • Providing OSHC to preschool children
  • 4 tips for responding to children's 'eco-anxiety'
  • Self-assessment tool now available
  • Trouble accessing your invoices?
  • 'Excellent' rating for Nazareth Early Childhood Centre
  • Bushfire education resource

Education Standards Board Bulletin: December 2020, 1 December 2020

  • Reflections on a challenging year: a message from our chief executive
  • Keeping children safe in the heat
  • Self-review tool to help schools meet all Standards
  • Providing evidence of 'actively working toward' a qualification
  • Bushfire plan: Is it ready and practised?
  • Any OSHC changes?
  • FREE Aboriginal learning resources
  • Correct contact details are vital
  • New principal in 2021?
  • We're on Facebook
  • ESB Christmas closure dates

Education Standards Board Bulletin: November 2020, 3 November 2020

  • Reminder about OSHC qualifications
  • What is a review of registration?
  • Will your service be transporting children?
  • NAIDOC Week resources for schools
  • Webinars: What do you want to know?
  • Early Childhood Resource Hub closed
  • Is your school's registration certificate clearly displayed?
  • Online conferences
  • Fees now overdue
  • Tarnanthi Aboriginal art session for educators

Education Standards Board Bulletin: October 2020, 1 October 2020

  • Necklaces: a danger to sleeping children
  • Improving incident and complaint notifications
  • FREE webinars available now
  • Giving notice for A&Rs
  • Flexibility for international students
  • How to be child friendly and child safe
  • Fees due 1 November
  • Alberton Preschool gets Excellent rating again

Education Standards Board Bulletin: September 2020, 1 September 2020

  • When is discipline inappropriate?
  • Changes to ratios, educators and transporting children
  • Steps for managing a coronavirus case
  • Explaining COVID to children
  • A&Rs: a collaborative process
  • 'OSCH after the bell' podcast
  • Quality ratings by socio-economic status of areas
  • Have your say: inclusion of children with disability

Education Standards Board Bulletin: August 2020, 4 August 2020

  • Who moderates A&R reports?
  • A step towards reconciliation
  • Changes to school registration
  • Apply early for waivers
  • Updated fact sheets
  • 10 things we'd like OSHC staff to know
  • Do you have authority to teach in early childhood?
  • All play a part in quality education and care
  • Little Scientists: award and webinars
  • Do play with your food! FREE toolkit

Education Standards Board Bulletin: July 2020, 6 July 2020

  • COVID-19: Keep up the good work!
  • VET in schools for overseas students
  • Supervision: key to children's safety
  • Approved providers, who is your 'person with management & control'?
  • Don't forget working with children checks
  • Update on A&R and monitoring visits
  • Operating hours: Are yours correct?
  • Early childhood immunisation: FAQs and resources

Education Standards Board Bulletin: June 2020, 2 June 2020

  • Resuming visits to services: a phased approach
  • Don't let children go missing
  • Physical distancing in early childhood services
  • Annual fees for approved providers
  • Changes to National Regulations in SA
  • 'No jab, no play' rules tighten again
  • Find out about Be You
  • National Police Certificates not valid for working with children after 1 July
  • CRICOS course costs

Education Standards Board Bulletin: May 2020, 5 May 2020

  • Social distancing no barrier to supporting you
  • Advice for CRICOS schools during coronavirus
  • Keeping kids mentally well, active and informed
  • Expanding the age groups at your service?
  • Share COVID-19 info with educators
  • First-aid training during pandemic
  • Thanks for survey responses

Education Standards Board Bulletin: April 2020, 6 April 2020

  • Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package announced
  • Soap power: stop sickness spreading
  • Coronavirus: changing our work
  • Accommodation for younger students
  • Changes to Standards for registration and review of registration of schools in SA
  • Supporting kids with additional needs

Education Standards Board Bulletin: March 2020, 3 March 2020

  • Keeping children safe on buses
  • Sexual abuse notifications
  • Update provider contact details
  • Teachers must meet SA requirements
  • CRICOS schools, sign up for PRISMS news
  • Are your school's details current?
  • Check school registration certs

Education Standards Board Bulletin: February 2020, 4 February 2020

  • SA services beat national average
  • Extra staffing requirements apply
  • Make a safe splash
  • Coronavirus updates
  • How's our newsletter?
  • Sun safety reminder
  • New immunisation records resources
  • Welcome to new staff
  • Boarding is a non-tuition cost

Education Standards Board Bulletin: December 2019, 3 December 2019

  • Heat and bushfires: what to do?
  • Changes to Standards for registration and review of registrtion of schools in SA
  • New policy position on safety in kids' environments
  • New immunisation record-keeping for early childhood services
  • Review CRICOS course costs
  • Hygiene reminder for animal education
  • Providing family day care as a sole carer?
  • Enjoy Christmas season

Education Standards Board Bulletin: November 2019, 7 November 2019

  • Responding to persistently challenging behaviour
  • OSHC changes for summer or next year?
  • When do preschool children become school-aged at OSHC?
  • Keeping school policies current
  • 'Excellent' rating for Keithcot Farm
  • Is your CRICOS rego period ending?
  • Time to check your PRISMS data

Education Standards Board Bulletin: October 2019, 1 October 2019

  • OSHC: Are you using approved spaces?
  • Be SunSmart this spring
  • Keeping kids safe
  • International student course variations
  • Marketing information and practices
  • 'No jab, no play' law introduced

Education Standards Board Bulletin: September 2019, 3 September 2019

  • Up-to-date health care plans: vital for children's wellbeing
  • A step towards reconciliation
  • Don't skip the referee check
  • Calculating course duration on CRICOS for non-government schools
  • New working with children checks for schools

Education Standards Board Bulletin: August 2019, 1 August 2019

  • Sexualised behaviour in children: a sensitive issue
  • Accommodation and welfare of overseas students
  • Check registration certificates
  • Are children being transported safely?

Education Standards Board Bulletin: July 2019, 2 July 2019

  • Outdoor play is vital for children (and so much fun!)
  • Flu: to notify or not to notify?
  • Door guards help keep little fingers safe
  • Rules on overseas student transfers
  • Care for younger overseas students
  • New working with children laws from 1 July

Education Standards Board Bulletin: June 2019, 5 June 2019

  • Who's in charge?
  • Education supports regulation
  • Handle with care: avoid pulled elbow
  • Received the TPS levy?
  • Non-government school CRICOS providers to report student course variations
  • Ready for an emergency?
  • How much documenting for OSHC?
  • Fee invoices arriving this month

Education Standards Board Bulletin: May 2019, 7 May 2019

  • Have your say! NQF review 2019
  • How we'll support continuous improvement
  • 'Excellent' rating for Jescott Montessori preschool again
  • PRISMS news for CRICOS schools
  • Full-fee-paying overseas student attendance
  • Primary schools can get ACECQA news
  • Update your details before fee time

Education Standards Board Bulletin: April 2019, 2 April 2019

  • Meet our new authorised officers
  • Reminder: National Code for schools offering international education
  • CRICOS schools to apply for re-endorsement next year
  • ACECQA's new self-assessment tool
  • Change to working with children checks
  • We'll focus on Working Towards services in 2019

Education Standards Board Bulletin: March 2019, 5 March 2019

  • Surviving (and thriving in) an assessment and rating
  • Valuable learning about inclusion for educators
  • TPS levy coming soon for schools offering international education
  • Deadline extended! Have your say on early childhood qualifications
  • Validation review for 24 schools
  • Are your school's details up to date?
  • Providing feedback on draft assessment and rating reports
  • Quality care matters to children and parents

Education Standards Board Bulletin: February 2019, 6 February 2019

  • 74% of servcies meeting or exceeding standard
  • Learn more about inclusion
  • Changes to scheduling of assessment and rating visits
  • 'Excellent' rating for Lobethal kindy
  • Extra 'suitably qualified person' required in 2020
  • New princial in 2019?
  • Are your school's details up to date?

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