Child Care News for Parents April 16, 2014 -®
Child Care News for Parents & Carers
April 16, 2014
There has been a lot of talk about the Productivity Commission into child care and flexibility for working parents, but do you know what the Commission actually is? Read our article on what the Inquiry covers. And if you're stuck for ideas for the annual Easter Egg Hunt we have some brilliant and creative tips, courtesy of Want your voice heard regarding child care? If you haven't already take our annual survey.
The Productivity Commission

What is it and have you had your say?

In November 2013 the Abbott government requested that the Productivity Commission undertake an inquiry into Child Care and Early Childhood Learning to ascertain what could be done to make the lives of working parents easier and improve the child care system.

The Productivity Commission was established in 1998. It is the Australian Government's independent research and advisory body, and its role is to help governments make better policies in the long term interest of the country.

A chairperson and 10 other commissioners oversee the Commission. They are appointed by the Governor General to assure political independence.

The current inquiry will use evidence gathered from both Australia and overseas to report and make recommendations on how Australia can establish and develop a sustainable future for a "more flexible, affordable and accessible child care and early childhood learning market" in order to help underpin the national economy and support the community, especially parents' choices to participate in work.

It will also look at learning and children's growth, welfare, learning and development.
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Stuck for Easter hunt ideas?

Creative and fun Easter egg hunt ideas

Easter brings with it a lot of pressure on parents to perform Easter egg miracles involving keeping kids in constant supply of chocolatey fun, keeping Easter eggs under wraps until Easter Sunday and keeping mini eggs dry and unspoilt by wildlife and rain until the Easter Egg hunt commences.

Often these hunts involved being up at the crack of dawn (even more of the crack than the kids), furtively wandering around the garden or local park, trying to hide eggs without being suspected of some sort of indecent activity.

So if you're tired of the same old hunt popular website has some great new ways to outsmart the Easter rabbit this year.
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