Child Care News for Parents July 13, 2016 |®
Child Care News for Parents & Carers
July 13, 2016
Welcome this week a list of 'Must Do' activities to enjoy with your toddler and some suggestions on how to reduce your child care costs.
Minimising the cost of child care
Our recent Annual Survey revealed that the biggest concern for Australian families regarding child care was the cost. From the 4,380 people who shared their views on Australia's child care system, 60 per cent of respondents chose 'cost' as the one thing that they would change about their child care service.

With 32 per cent of parents spending $300–$400 a week on child care (before rebates), and 20 per cent spending $200–$300, what can we do to minimise these costs and relieve the burden on already stretched families?
50 Essential toddler activities
The toddler years can be a whirlwind of tantrums, laughter, frustration and joy. These are very busy years and though you might not see the end in sight, they go by very fast. So when you are feeling exhausted and drowning in sippy cups, here is a list of great toddler activities to enjoy together before they, all too quickly, grow up.
On July 18, iconic Australian TV favourite Play School celebrates 50 years of broadcasting to children and families across the country.

This huge milestone, which makes the show the second longest running programme in the world, is being celebrated at the National Museum of Australia with a special exhibition featuring all the main Play School characters and a host of celebrity guests signing cover versions of some of the most popular kids songs.

Play School has been a mainstay in the TV diet of generations of Australian children, and it is a programme parents and early childhood providers can rely on to supply entertaining, educational and age appropriate content for children. In fact, it is estimated that around 80 per cent of Australian preschoolers sit down to watch an episode of Play School at least once a week.

Congratulations to everyone at Play School and we wish you every success for the next 50 years.
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