Labor would ban child care enrolment gifts
9News.com.au - September 24, 2018

Childcare centres would be banned from offering parents rewards such as free iPads and holiday packages for enrolling their children under a Labor government. Opposition spokeswoman Amanda Rishworth says such incentives may lure parents into child care...

Seven ways to improve the ACT's education system
Sydney Morning Herald - Kim Fischer - September 23, 2018

Committing to introducing early childhood education for three-year olds. Research indicates that early childhood education is essential to allow people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds to achieve parity in educational outcomes. Despite the Education...

Outrage over childcare giveaways to lure parents
The Courier Mail - Lanai Scarr - September 22, 2108

Childcare centres are going to extraordinary lengths to lure parents through their doors with one centre offering families $1000 cash to enrol and the promotion being advertised on Gumtree. 123 Grow based in Logan Central in Brisbane this week admitted it had set up the promotion...

The mythical work-life balance that parents are chasing with Lawrence Leung
ABC News - Lawrence Leung - September 21, 2018

In Australia, it's extremely difficult to balance working life and family without affordable childcare. There is a pressure for one parent to stay at home. This usually falls to the mothers instead of them re-joining the workforce, which in turn adds pressure on fathers to work harder...

Childcare 'missing service link' in Serpentine, and other towns in the Loddon Shire
Bendigo Advertiser - William Vallely - September 21, 2018

There is one number that most in the town, most parents in particular, agree upon. Eight. In the Loddon Shire, just eight pre-kinder childcare spots are available. Four in Inglewood and four in Wedderburn. For Prue Milgate, a mother-of-two with a desire to get back to work...

Childcare subsidy changes leading to "chaos" for parents
ABC Radio - Julia Doyle on AM - September 21, 2018

Families with a parent or child suffering from a major illness or disability say they have been left out in the cold by changes to the Federal Government's childcare subsidy. While the overhaul of childcare payments to families, which came into force in July, has helped many parents using...

In-home childcare subsidy changes leaving vulnerable families out of pocket
ABC News - Julie Doyle - September 21, 2018

Some of Australia's most vulnerable families feel they have been abandoned by the Federal Government after changes to childcare payments left them with huge costs and a bureaucratic nightmare. An overhaul of the childcare subsidies system came into effect on July 2, and since then families...

Preschool funding to support about 400 new places
Northern Daily - September 20, 2018

NEW, bigger, mobile or renovated preschools could be funded through a $6 million infrastructure investment into about 400 new preschool places across the state. The Start Strong Capital Works Grants program aims to increase the number of places available in areas of high need and demand...

Childcare and unit development proposal at Enogerra threatens to make a mockery of Brisbane's City Plan, says resident
The Courier Mail - Andrea Macleod - September 20, 2018

Residents fighting a development in a suburban street say it threatens to make a mockery of Brisbane City Council's City Plan. Enoggera resident Paul Aldred said if the council approved the development application for 19 units and a child care centre at 18-22 Dalmarnock St it would give developers...

Project hopes children could prove key in creating change in aged care
Aged Care Guide - September 20, 2018

The two models used in the project include the Shared Campus model - where aged day care and child day care centres offer their programs on the same site with shared infrastructure and facilities, with the intergenerational care program then provided in a multi-function room common to both...

How market forces have failed the nation
Sydney Morning Herald - Ross Gittins - September 19, 2018

Then came the expansion of childcare to for-profit providers, the move by successive federal and state governments to make technical and further education "contestable" by private providers, and the decision to open the provision of aged care to for-profit providers...

Inclusive childcare helps Kate thrive
The West Australian - Shannon Beattie - September 19, 2018

A local childcare centre is being praised by the the WA Inclusion Agency for the innovative work they've undertaken to make the facility more accessible. One Tree Millars Well has instigated initiatives to accommodate four-year-old Kate Hill, who has one of the rarest conditions in the world...

Climate: The looming threat to Queensland's health
Sydney Morning Herald - Fahim Tonmoy, David Rissik & Fiona Armstrong - September 18, 2018

The report consulted widely. Major health organisations, hospitals and health services, aged care services, early childhood education and childcare services and social sector organisations who work with vulnerable community members all contributed to its development. While most stakeholders...

Deadline looms to join child care system
SBS - September 18, 2018

Eligible families have five days left to apply for the federal government's new child care subsidy and receive backdated payments. Parents have until Saturday to complete an online assessment through their Centrelink account to apply for payments to be backdated from July 2...

Boom in Adelaide child care vacancies
9News.com.au - Jessica Stanley - September 18, 2018

Finding a child care vacancy can be a struggle for Adelaide parents, but a multi-million dollar investment could help reduce waiting lists and open up more vacancies. Goodstart Early Learning is opening up six new child care centres over the next 18 months, starting with Cheltenham...