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– Communities@Work implements COVID-19 Policy to protect staff and Canberra’s most vulnerable (14 Oct 2021)

– Communities@Work welcomes Federal Government’s investment in Early Education and Care (03 May 2021)

– Galilee School Opens Alternative Pathway to Year 12 (03 February 2021)

– Communities@Work Extends Childcare Fee Freeze to Help Canberra Families (15 January 2021)



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29 October 2021: The Canberra Times

Early childhood education welcome children after taking financial hit during lockdown

Communities@Work’s Ngunnawal Child Care and Education Centre manager, Natasha Weissmann said there were a few tears but mostly joy when the children signed in with their COVID-safe procedure…

14 October 2021: WIN NEWS (TV)

Interview with Lee Maiden (and others) on COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination 

Communities@Work’s CEO Lee Maiden discusses mandating vaccinations for all staff and volunteers to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the Canberra community…

13 October 2021: ABC Radio

Communities at Work proactively mandates COVID vaccination ahead of the ACT government announcement

Communities@Work’s CEO Lee Maiden discusses mandating vaccinations and additional measures taken to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the Canberra community…

13 October 2021: The Canberra Times

Mandatory COVID vaccination for many Canberra teachers, school staff to come into force next month

Communities@work chief executive Lee Maiden said it was a positive step for early education and care and outside-school-hours care workers to be vaccinated. Her organisation had already decided…

4 October 2021: WIN NEWS (TV)

Workforce Crisis – Recruiting Young Educators 

Interview by journalist Natasha McFarlane with Communities@Work’s educator Emily Prior, discussing the Big Roles in Little Lives campaign inspiring young people to consider a career in early learning…

20 September 2021: The Sector

Communities@Work wins large employer of the year for third year in a row

ACT early childhood education and care (ECEC) and training provider, Communities@Work has been recognised for the third consecutive year as ACT Large Employer of the Year…

13 August 2021:ABC Radio

Here for Canberrans during the ACT Lockdown

As the ACT enters a snap lockdown, there are many questions surrounding to continuation of the services people rely on…

9 August 2021:ABC Radio

Supporting clients and the wider community to complete the 2021 Census

Through a series of pop up services hosted by the ABS, Communities@Work is giving people to opportunity to ask their questions and find support while filling out their 2021 Census…

29 July 2021: HERCANBERRA

Here’s why you should consider family day care for your child

Finding the perfect childcare option for your children that is available, affordable, and conveniently located can be difficult, not to mention somewhere that is safe, has a great atmosphere…

29 July 2021: Canberra Times

Early childhood sector calls on ACT government to support educators amid shortage

Not-for-profit early education providers are calling for the ACT government to boost support for educators in the upcoming budget as the sector grapples with a workforce shortage…

28 July 2021: ABC Canberra  

This Canberra teenager says she owes her life to this School – now it’s opening its doors to more students.

When she dropped out of school halfway through year nine, Jordan-Jo thought her education was over. Living in a shelter with her mum…

28 July 2021: WIN News Canberra (VIDEO) 

Galilee School celebrated a major milestone in its proud 20-year history, offering young Canberrans a chance to complete Year 12.

Freshly expanded facilities at the Galilee School are catering to the first cohort of year 11s, providing an engaging classroom experience…

28 July 2021: WIN News Canberra (VIDEO) 

Early Learning Matters Week at Greenway Child Care and Education Centre with Early Childhood Australia 

Early Learning Matters Week is an opportunity to applaud the educators, moulding young Aussie minds.
But it could matter even more to politicians… 

27 July 2021: Canberra Weekly

Galilee School expands Holder campus

Canberra’s only special assistance school, Galilee School, has just completed construction works at their Holder campus as they expand into offering year 11 and 12…

26 July 2021: ABC Radio

Galilee School offers students a chance to reconnect with learning

With a newly expanded Holder campus, Galilee School looks to allow students to continue their learning through to year 11 and 12… 

30 June 2021: The riotact

Behind the scenes of great school holiday programs that children love

Sliding in mud, splashing in water and playing with chicks, they’re all sure-fire ingredients of a great school holiday program, according to those who know – children…

27 May 2021: HerCanberra

What will your children remember about the school holidays?

Many of us remember the school holidays we spent as children. Carefree days with friends. Having fun. Making memories…

19 May 2021: ABC Radio

Best Dressed Store reopens in a new location at South.Point

Trevor Gilbertson shares the ins and outs of the Communities@Work Best Dressed Store, providing pre-loved workwear to the Canberra Community…

04 May 2021: The Sector

ACT’s Communities@work welcomes CCS changes, notes vulnerable children and workforce concerns as key priorities

Communities@Work has confirmed its support for the proposed changes to the Child Care Subsidy system announced by the Australian Government and also highlighted key additional priority areas…

10 April 2021: RiotACT

The rewards of working with children

When Kavita Ogale left behind her former job to follow her dream of working with children, the rewards were surprisingly greater than she had ever imagined…

1 March 2021: 2CC Radio

Looking for educators with passion amid sector shortage 

Communities@Work CEO, Lee Maiden, discusses the need to attract ‘the right’ educators for a rewarding career in Early Education and Care…

2 February 2021: Canberra Times

Learning journey begins at Evelyn Scott and Galilee Schools

Preschoolers, kindergarteners and year 7 students across Canberra pulled on their new uniforms and headed off to their new schools for the first time on Monday…



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