Advocates note the impact of CCS on vulnerable children and families highlighted by data release

A recent Federal Department of Education and Training data release detailing the impact of the child care subsidy (CCS) on the early education and care (ECEC) sector has reraised concerns that the new legislation is impacting vulnerable and children and families negatively.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Child Care Subsidy impact on sector revealed in latest DET report

The Federal Department of Education and Training (DET) have released their first issue of the Child Care in Australia information report which draws on data gathered by the Department of Human Services post the implementation of the new Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

7 days ago

by Jason Roberts

Australian first: Tasmania launches pilot program for three-year-old early learning

The Tasmanian Government has launched a pilot program to provide two years of free early learning for three year olds from the states low income and disadvantaged families, in an Australian first.

a month ago

by Lyndsie Clark

NSW Liberal/National Party announce additional 2,300 community places for preschoolers

An additional 2,300 places in new and existing community preschools will receive funding if the New South Wales Liberal/National party wins the state election to be held on 23 March 2019, the party has said.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

Children feel the brunt of unemployment woes, experiencing mental health difficulties

Children who are living in homes where one or both parents are unemployed may be experiencing mental health difficulties from as young as six, Emerging Minds (previously known as the Australian Infant, Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Association – AICAFMHA) has said.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas