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This article is brought to you by ACA partner Child Care Super. The article provides you with useful tips and information to help grow your super.

Claire’s super savvy tips for those of you who are self employed or own your own business

As part of our ongoing information series Claire, our Financial Best Friend(FBF), recently caught up with Ellen, a business owner for the past three years, to ask about super and the sort of things she has had to think about.

Claire: Thanks for sharing your tips with my GuildSuper friends.

Ellen: You’re welcome, I hope my experience can help in some way. Broadly speaking, if you are self employed or a small business owner it is important that you do your homework to understand the various obligations you have when it comes to super. There are a range of resources available and it’s definitely worth taking the time to understand what you can do, making a plan and putting that plan into place.

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As anticipation builds for the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in Australia, employers are starting to query whether they can direct their employees to be vaccinated.

Below is an article produced by the Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors (ABLA), which discusses the legal considerations surrounding this issue for employers, including the early learning sector.

So, surely you can make all your employees get vaccinated?
The simple answer is likely to be “not generally” (although this is yet to be tested in Courts).

However, for some employers dealing with vulnerable people, the answer is more likely to be “yes” for most of their employees.

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This article is brought to you by ACA partner Child Care Super. The article provides you with useful tips and information to help grow your super.

There are many ways you can add to your super, on top of the contributions from your employer. Adding a little extra to your super can be a great way to boost your super savings for retirement. You can grow your super by making some simple changes. Simply changing how you shop and by making voluntary contributions - both post and pre tax you should notice a difference and set yourself up for a better financial future,

Top 3 ways to add to your super:


  2. Voluntary contributions (after tax)

  3. Voluntary contributions (before tax)

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Let’s Count is an evidence-based program managed by The Smith Family to support parents and early years educators to develop the maths skills of the children in their care by noticing, exploring, and talking about numbers, counting, measurement and patterns.

It was originally set up to help disadvantaged and vulnerable children in their years before starting school, and has proven to be a useful learning tool for all children. Since its launch in 2011, the program has helped over 168,000 children across the country with their maths skills.