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Greens give childcare a $200m boost

The Greens have announced a capital grants fund dedicated to increasing the number of places in childcare centres. The fund would see $200 million provided to community and not-for-profit centres over four years. This will increase the number of available ...

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ECA welcomes increased childcare support

Early Childhood Australia (ECA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of additional support for outside school hours care which they say helps working families. ECA chief executive Samantha Page said that the recent announcement will help parents who are having ...

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Pre-school attendance improves NAPLAN scores

A study conducted by Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research has found that year 3 nationwide NAPLAN test outcomes are higher for those who attended pre-school. The higher scores are significant for numeracy, reading, writing and spelling. However, ...

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Inaugural playgroup awards launched

Playgroup Victoria has called for entries in their inaugural Playgroup Awards.  As a non-profit organisation that helps families find a playgroup for their child, Playgroup Victoria is launching the awards to acknowledge outstanding community and supported playgroups. To participate, anyone ...

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