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Long school days for children

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) findings show that one in 10 children regularly attend after-school care and one in 20 before-school care. According to an analysis of 10,000 Australian kids, mothers who work long hours, single mums and ...

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The building blocks of a better system?

With a raft of national reforms in the process of implementation, Australia’s early learning landscape is undergoing a seismic shift. The result of a Council of Australian Government (COAG) commitment to improving outcomes for young children, the reforms are detailed ...

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Slow down childcare reforms: PC

Childcare providers have called on the federal government to slow the rollout of its planned reforms to the sector until it can afford to fund them entirely. A draft Productivity Commission report into Australia’s early childhood development workforce has found ...

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Children at risk, Victorian Auditor-General says

The Victorian department responsible for the health and wellbeing of kindergarten-age children is failing to ensure vulnerable families don’t slip through the cracks, an independent report has found. Auditor-General Des Pearson has recommended the Department of Education and Early Childhood ...

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Progress on early childhood reforms being made: Ellis

NSW and Victoria are ahead of the other states when it comes to implementing national early childhood education reforms, a new report has found. But federal child care minister Kate Ellis praised each state and territory on the steps they ...

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Childcare centre staffing exposed

It’s been revealed that hundreds of childcare centres in NSW are struggling to meet the federal government’s tough new industry standards and some could be forced to close within three years. The Sun-Herald newspaper at the weekend reported that NSW ...

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Disturbing picture of childcare emerges

An alarmingly high number of childcare services are failing to meet basic hygiene, safety and education standards, the latest snapshot of the sector shows. The group overseeing childcare accreditation in Australia has released statistics on the number of services that ...

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