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SA joins national partnership to fund preschools

Across South Australia, 4-year-olds will now be guaranteed time at preschool for the next two years, after the state joined a Commonwealth agreement. In May, the federal government allocated $840 million to fund two more years of universal access guaranteeing all 4-year-olds across Australia up ...

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Childcare by the hour gets bad industry feedback

The childcare industry has responded negatively to the government’s recent announcement of charging childcare by the hour. Whilst cross-bench Senator David Leyonhjelm says the initiative is a “small step in the right direction”, the childcare community begs to differ. Independent Education ...

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$840 million for preschools over next two years

The Turnbull Government will provide $840 million in funding for children to have access to 15 hours a week of high-quality preschool education in the year before they begin school. The education minister, Senator Simon Birmingham, announced that the government has ...

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