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LDC enrolments back to pre COVID levels, OSHC lagging says latest DESE report

The total number of children attending long day care (LDC) services in the three months ended December 2021 has rebounded back to levels seen just prior to COVID-19, however outside school hours care (OSHC) attendance remains significantly lower according to the latest release of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s (DESE) Child Care in Australia report.

2 months

by Jason Roberts

Funded three year old kinder now open to Victorian families for 2022

Member for Northcote, Kat Theophanous, and Victorian Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt visited Annie Dennis Children’s Centre in Northcote yesterday to mark the opening of Three-Year-Old Kindergarten enrolments for 2022.

3 months

by Freya Lucas

Residents of Crystal Brook say struggling for ECEC options is hampering town economy

Residents of Crystal Brook, a small farming community in regional South Australia, a couple of hours' north of Adelaide, say that the lack of early childhood education and care (ECEC) options in the town is limiting the town’s growth, and making it less appealing for existing and prospective residents.

3 months

by Freya Lucas

Resources for Regions program to provide ECEC services in mining communities

Work to deliver $50 million worth of projects and programs that improve the lives of people in mining communities, including through the creation of early childhood education and care (ECEC) facilities across regional NSW will soon get underway, via round seven of the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions program.

8 months

by Freya Lucas

House Standing Committee tables report championing early years for remote places

The House Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training tabled the report of its inquiry into the education of students in remote and complex environments yesterday, making three recommendations about early childhood education and care (ECEC).

9 months

by Freya Lucas

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