Early Childhood
Education and Care News
October 1, 2019
Welcome, this week we're excited to unveil our Child Care Subsidy Calculator, an amazing new tool to support both providers and families. Also, the Abecedarian Approach and how it transforms the lives of at risk children and new training for educators to support children to develop good mental health.
Child Care Subsidy Calculator
It's here and it's for you!

As an early education and care provider you will be well aware, that one of the first things most parents want to know when they are considering an early childhood service is how much it is going to cost them and what subsidies are available.

This is understandable given the complexity of the subsidy system and the varying levels of support available to families. Different fee structures and methods of charging can also confound the process and this is a real pain point for families.

As you know works hard to educate parents about the cost of child care and we have created a range of articles and resources to inform the decision making process. We also strongly encourage providers to include up-to-date fee information on their profile page.

In addition to these we are excited to announce the launch of our brand new Child Care Subsidy Calculator.
The Abecedarian Approach
Can it really change the world?
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) has been the focus of increased attention from governments around the world over the last decades. School readiness is an important objective, but there's more riding on it than the benefits to individual children.

The UN describes children as "agents of change" when it comes to creating a better world. And, according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon "early childhood development can help drive the transformation we hope to achieve over the next 15 years."

That's a lot of expectation to put on early childhood education, but the evidence that its effects are both far-reaching and long-lasting is there, with demonstrated educational, economic, and health benefits.
Training to support mental health
Due to an increase in the number of families where both parents work, children now spend a significant amount of time in early childhood services with many children attending full time care. As a result, early childhood educators have an important role in supporting and nurturing the mental and emotional wellbeing of the children they care for.

It's been shown that children as young as three can experience depression and anxiety, and when children suffer from mental health issues in the early years they're also more likely to have them in adulthood. Early childhood educators are well positioned to identify mental health conditions among children and a new training resource aims to support them with this responsibility.
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Our Premium and Enterprise services will increase parent enquiries to your child care business
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