The New Child Care Package.

From 2 July 2018, there will be a New Child Care Package. 

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White Paper.

Everything you need to know about operating a childcare centre. 

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Conferences and Events.

One of the countries leading experts, Mark Woodland makes time whenever he can to speak to events and conferences on issues related to his main areas of work. Mark will be speaking at the following events.

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Youth Network Summit. 27 Oct 2017. 

The Youth Network is the Employee Action Group for people aged 30 and under. This group supports young professionals through a network of young people who are seeking out leadership opportunities. They host a variety of networking events throughout the year including a summit for young people across Westpac once per year.

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2017 Asia-Pacific Conference. 3-5 Nov 2017. 

Mark Woodland is speaking about the changing landscape of education at the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference. A historic bilateral event, bringing together up to 1000 international delegates to discuss the most significant industry and policy issues today.

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CCITS Sydney CBD. 21 Nov 2017

Series 2: Everything you need to know about the CCITS and the upcoming changes to CCMS.

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Brisbane River and Skyline

CCITS Brisbane. 16 Nov 2017

Series 2: Everything you need to know about the CCITS and the upcoming changes to CCMS.

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RMIT innovation series. 19 Oct 2017. 

RMIT University, Ernst & Young and veski are thrilled to introduce a new and revived Business Innovation Series (previously known as the Business Lecture Series). This series will focus on innovation and collaboration between business and Universities.

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Past Events.

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Tech23. 10 Oct 2017. 

Tech23 is a national one-day event where emerging Australian tech companies show off their innovations and are celebrated in a welcoming, enriching environment. Xplor has been chosen as one of the 23. Xplor was awarded the top 5 prizes.

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CCITS Geelong. 24 Oct 2017. 

Series 1: Everything you need to know about the CCITS and the upcoming changes to CCMS.

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CCITS Melbourne. 28 Sep 2017. 

Series 1: Everything you need to know about the CCITS and the upcoming changes to CCMS.

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SBS Insight – Childcare. TV. 

Over a million children are in childcare in Australia. As parents weigh up the benefits of returning to work, they are also turning to creative ways to deal with common issues such as long waiting lists, exorbitant costs, and inflexible hours. Industry expert Mark Woodland joins the panel.

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EdTech Pitch Night. 26 Sep 2017. 

Across the world, educational institutions are under pressure to keep classrooms up to date with technology and keep curriculums relevant to the demands of today’s jobs. Fortunately, Victorian startups are in a prime place to develop technologies to transform how people learn, especially considering the number of renowned schools and universities located right here in Victoria’s capital.

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Startup Series . Podcast. 

Morgans is Australia’s largest national full-service retail stockbroking and wealth management firm, with more than 300,000 clients, 500 authorised representatives and 850 staff, operating from offices across all states and territories in Australia.

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Blog and Podcasts.

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January 2, 2018

Early Learning Educators Talk to Start Up Van

SummaryTitleEducation Experts talk to Start Up VanDescription Start Up Van Interviews early learning education experts Fay and Mark about the future of education in Australia

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December 22, 2017

Mark and Xplor Transforming Childcare

SummaryTitleXplor – Tech 23 – 2017Description Mark talks about his journey beginning with his mothers childcare business. He left the army to help her where the idea for Xplor was born.

Mark Woodland EY Entrepeneur of the Year Winner 2017 Child Care & Day Care Centre Software
December 19, 2017

Relentlessly Changing Education

SummaryTitleEY Australian National Finalist Mark WoodlandDescription Launched in Australia in 2001, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognised over 1,400 Australian entrepreneurs for their vision and achievement. The overall winner will go on to compete at the 2018 EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ awards in Monte Carlo, following in the footsteps of Manny Stul, Moose Enterprise, the first-ever Australian to be crowned World Entrepreneur Of The Year in 2016

Mark Woodland Xplor Child Care & Day Care Centre Software
December 19, 2017

Xplor’s ChildCare Management Software Explained

SummaryTitleXplor ChildCare Management Software ExplainedDescription Read and watch a short video explaining Xplor's CCMS and how it connects educators, parents and the children seamlessly.

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December 19, 2017

Beer with edutech entrepreneur – Mark Woodland

SummaryTitleBeer with edutech entrepreneur – Mark Woodland Founder of XplorDescription Interview with Mark Woodland, founder of Xplor to discuss the childcare education and edutech revolution.

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December 8, 2017

Finding a Quality Child Care Centre

SummaryArticle NameFinding a Quality Child Care CentreDescriptionWhether you’re a parent looking for quality childcare in your local area, or a childcare professional, administrator or educator looking to work with the best employer, we have put together this guide to help in finding a quality child care centre.Author Mark Woodland Publisher Name Xplor Publisher Logo

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November 5, 2017

Educator Qualifications and Minimum Requirements

SummaryArticle NameEducator Qualifications and Minimum RequirementsDescriptionChild care is a popular and fast-growing industry for employment opportunities, but understanding the minimum qualifications and training requirements can be confusing. The Australian child care industry has undergone significant change and growth in recent years, presenting many positive developments for child care operators, educators, children and their families. Author Mark Woodland Publisher Name Xplor Publisher Logo

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October 4, 2017

Understanding the Child Care Management System

SummaryArticle NameUnderstanding the Child Care Management SystemDescriptionThe Child Care Management System or CCMS has played an important role in helping to shape the new era of child care in Australia. Far from being just another computer program, the CCMS links in with specialist third-party software to provide an interactive virtual connection to the child care experience.Author Mark Woodland Publisher Name Xplor Publisher Logo

Mark Woodland - Founder of Xplor Early Childhood
August 14, 2017

Top Child Care Influencers & Resources 2017

SummaryArticle NameTop Child Care Influencers & Resources 2017DescriptionI’m pleased to have collated the Best resource list for childcare administrators and educators to ensure they have the greatest access to resources and support. This list is aimed to offer you a shortlist for early learning education-related support blogs, influencers for your day care centre.Author Mark Woodland Publisher Name Xplor Publisher Logo

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August 14, 2017

Save Time Child Care Admin Task Automation

SummaryArticle NameSave Time Child Care Admin Task AutomationDescriptionAutomation may be considered a job killer, but it’s also a life-saver for childcare services who are looking for ways to streamline daily tasks while saving both time and money.Sound impossible? It’s already a reality. And, it’s time for you to start embracing this technology. Need a place to start? Here are 11 tasks that you should be automating if you want to save an hour a day.Author Mark Woodland Publisher Name Xplor Publisher Logo

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August 14, 2017

10 Steps to Teach Your Children Entrepreneurship

SummaryArticle Name10 Steps to Teach Your Children EntrepreneurshipDescriptionWhat business owner doesn’t wish similar entrepreneurial success for their children, whether they have hopes to pass on the family business one day or can see their child creating their own. I love teaching children how to become leaders, develop confidence, and learn how to create successful lives through sports training and entrepreneurial education. Here are some steps to teaching your children to become budding entrepreneurs.Author Mark Woodland Publisher Name Xplor Publisher Logo

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August 14, 2017

Unlearn

SummaryArticle NameUnlearnDescriptionThe more experienced we are, the more unlearning we have to do. We enter this world as creators, curious to discover ways to express ourselves visually, auditorily, kinesthetically. But, over time, we are taught to be more “realistic,” to be “safe” and “reasonable” and “normal.” When, in truth, we never wanted to be safe or reasonable. Maybe we wanted to be normal, but today’s normality template is far from what most of us had in mind at age five.Author Mark Woodland Publisher Name Xplor Publisher Logo

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August 14, 2017

5 Reasons to Teach Children Robotics

SummaryArticle Name5 Reasons to Teach Children RoboticsDescriptionTechnology is critical for innovation, yet schools struggle to get students interested in this area. Could teaching robotics change this? The Queensland government has just announced plans to make teaching robotics compulsory in its new curriculum – aimed at students from prep through to year 10. Robotics matches the new digital technologies curriculum, strongly supported by the university sector and states, including Victoria. But while, worldwide, there are increasing initiatives such as the Robotics Academy in the US to teach robotics in schools, Australia isn’t doing enough to get it taught in schools.Author Mark Woodland Publisher Name Xplor Publisher Logo

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August 14, 2017

We need Great Teachers in Early Learning

SummaryArticle NameWe need Great Teachers in Early LearningDescriptionAs a society, we spend an inordinate amount of time, resources and money looking at how to improve the quality of education in our schools. The questions we ask ourselves are always the same. How do we improve the quality of teaching and learning? (and its corollary, our examination results?) How do we make our children more motivated and competitive? And how do we get children to value and ‘own’ their education?Author Mark Woodland Publisher Name Xplor Publisher Logo