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Camp Australia rallies to ensure vacation care is supported during bushfire crisis

Outside school hours care (OSHC) provider Camp Australia has announced that it will support those communities devastated by the recent and ongoing bushfires by providing free holiday care for all Australian emergency services personnel and volunteers for the remainder of the summer school holidays.

5 days ago

by Freya Lucas

G8 announces bushfire relief package: donation matching and free care for firefighters

Children and educators from across G8 Education’s 476 strong national network of early childhood centres have banded together to host fundraisers in support of communities ravaged by bushfire. To support these efforts, G8 announced yesterday that they would match donations dollar for dollar.

5 days ago

by Freya Lucas

DHS speaks out to help families understand CCS overpayment in climate of confusion

Following the end of the 2018/19 financial year, the first since eligible families moved from Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate to one system of Child Care Subsidy, both providers and families have expressed concern about the confusion of the system, which has left some with high debts owing to services, and others with unexpected windfalls which rightfully belong to services.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

Untaxing childcare is a bold idea that seems unfair, but might benefit us all

Australia’s system of childcare support is pretty good.It ensures high-quality care is provided to a large number of children, it is targeted through income-based subsidies, and it is attentive to the needs of disadvantaged children and families.

2 months ago

by Richard Holden, UNSW

Research shows parents want flexible ECEC options, even without taxpayer support

More than half of Australia’s parents who are currently receiving the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) would be willing to receive less subsidy if it meant they had more flexibility in how it was spent, research from the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) has revealed.

4 months ago

by Freya Lucas