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More than 70 per cent of the Casey electorate is a childcare desert

Analysis from Victoria University’s Mitchell Institute has revealed that access to early childhood education and care (ECEC) in the Casey electorate is the worst in Victoria, with four children for every one available space.

1 hour

by Freya Lucas

ECEC availability in Grey is the worst in the country, leaving parents scrambling for options

Jessica Winen, a mother of two with one on the way, lives in Port Broughton, a small regional community on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula, and drives 200 km to access early childhood education and care (ECEC).

6 days

by Freya Lucas

Caitlin Ireland shares the struggle of securing ECEC following catastrophic floods

While parents all over Australia are facing challenges in accessing early childhood education and care (ECEC), in some communities these challenges are exacerbated by external factors.

1 week

by Freya Lucas

New research aims to highlight the barriers and facilitators to participation in ECEC

New research from Australian and International researchers has aimed to highlight the barriers and facilitators to participation in early childhood education and care (ECEC) finding that the availability of longer days drew families to ECEC while cost was noted as a detractor.

2 weeks

by Freya Lucas

Competitive rental market and lack of ECEC places hinder tree change move

Business woman Samantha Burns felt a strong desire to return to her rural roots, wanting to move from Sydney to the regional New South Wales community of Orange in 2019. Despite the strong pull of country life, two barriers stood in her way, which have only been compounded following the COVID-19 pandemic.

2 weeks

by Freya Lucas

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