Child Care News for Parents & Carers
April 4, 2018
Welcome, our 2018 Child Care and Workforce Participation Survey is now open - have your say! Also, what to do if your child is bitten in care and tips for raising a body positive preschooler.
Have your say:
13th Annual Child Care and Workforce Participation Survey
On 1 July, the single Child Care Subsidy will take effect, a change which will affect all parents using early childhood services, vacation care and before and after school programs. How are you feeling about the changes? Do you know how you will be impacted?

Every year we survey families about the Australian early education and care system to learn more about what is working and what is not. We tailor our questions to reflect current changes and challenges in the sector and the results offer valuable insights into the health of our system from the people who rely on it.

In addition to the new child care subsidy, our survey gives you an opportunity to tell your wider child care story, share your thoughts and/or have a rant if that's what you feel like. We have also included questions on occasional and flexible care, an increasingly popular choice among parents.

Your opinion is important, and we encourage you to take a few moments to complete the survey. By sharing your experiences, you will help us paint an accurate picture of the child care landscape and what changes are needed moving forward.

In coming weeks we will summarise findings from the survey and publish them here so you can see whether your experiences are in line with other parents and carers in Australia.

The survey takes a short 7 minutes so why not do it now? As an added incentive, for every survey completed, we will donate $1 to one of these three charities of your choosing: National Breast Cancer Foundation, Children's Hospital Foundation Australia or Red Cross Australia. You'll also go in the draw to win an iPad Mini.
What to do if your child gets bitten in child care
Children biting children has been in the news a bit recently, with reports that a Perth child care centre received a $10,000 fine after a baby in its care was repeatedly bitten by another child at the service.

This reinforces the need for educators and care-givers to be vigilant about biting, and also raises the question: What should you do if your tyke is bitten in child care?

So, let's look at why children bite and how to respond if this happens to your little one.
How to raise a body-positive preschooler
By the time they go to school, children's bodies have achieved great things. They've learned to run, jump, swim, dance, scoot, and much more; so, it's startling to hear that kids as young as five say they don't like their bodies.

Yes, according to the Children, Teens, Media and Body Image report released by Common Sense Media, many kids are dissatisfied with their physique. However, the good news is that parents can help children feel good about themselves and others from an early age.
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