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Affordable ECEC is essential for women in small business, Ombudsman says

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says universal access to high-quality, affordable early education is an urgent need for women who own and manage their small businesses.

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by Freya Lucas

The Parenthood proposes first-of-its-kind Australian National Parenting Strategy

There is an urgent need for a national parent strategy to ensure Australia is the best place in the world to raise a child, advocacy group The Parenthood has said, releasing a new report which outlines a coordinated framework of best practice evidence-based policies aimed at enabling parents and children to thrive in the critical early years.

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by Freya Lucas

Dr Andrew Forrest dedicates air time in inequality lecture to drive home the role of ECEC

Dr Andrew Forrest, best known in early childhood education and care (ECEC) circles for his work with the Minderoo Foundation and Thrive by Five, has used his third and final Boyer Lecture to outline the value of early childhood education in addressing inequality.

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by Freya Lucas

The Parenthood claims CPI data shows reforms have failed to keep ECEC affordable

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) costs in Sydney and Brisbane are “the highest they have ever been”, advocacy group The Parenthood has claimed, saying current rates, as analysed in the latest CPI figures, “are higher than even before the Federal Government’s major child care reforms in 2018 promised to make child care more affordable”.

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by Freya Lucas

Child care fees continue to bounce back as COVID-19 relief measures fade

Prices for early childhood education and care (ECEC) services, commonly referred to as “child care fees,” across Australia have continued their bounce back in the three months ended December 2020 according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics latest Consumer Price Increase release.

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by Jason Roberts

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