UK Select Committee accuses UK ECEC system of “entrenching disadvantage”

Parliamentarians in the United Kingdom have called on the sitting Government to urgently review the 30 hour childcare package to address what they termed as the “perverse consequences” of the programs implementation, which they say are contributing to a “growing gap between disadvantaged children and their peers”

7 days ago

by Freya Lucas

ParentsNext is “manifestly inconsistent with Australia’s human rights”, Commision says

The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has expressed “serious concerns” about the controversial ParentsNext program, a support service tailored to parents with children under six who are receiving parenting payments.

8 days ago

by Freya Lucas

NSW ECEC sector collaborate in a call for change ahead of state election

In anticipation of the New South Wales state election, to be held 23 March 2019, 25 NSW-based peak advocacy bodies and organisations have come together to call upon the next NSW Government to make a firm commitment to affordable, high quality early learning for our youngest learners.

10 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Cost of childcare increasing faster than the cost of living

The cost of childcare has risen faster than the overall cost of living in the December 2018 quarter, however the service is still more affordable than a year ago, according to latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics CPI report.

15 days ago

by Alysha Rigter

Report highlights risks of tiered universal access policy in UK

A new report has concluded that recent policy changes to the funding arrangements in the United Kingdom’s early years sector may be unintentionally creating a disparity in deciding who is prioritised for early years provision.

17 days ago

by Jason Roberts