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OSHC sector calls on Government to extend Relief Package to cover winter holidays

Large outside school hours care (OSHC) provider Junior Adventures Group has joined a coalition of five major providers in calling for the Federal Government to extend its free childcare package to include the upcoming winter school holiday period,The Sydney Morning Herald has reported.

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by Freya Lucas

Response to Relief Package review needs to address ‘the big question’ ELAA says

With much of the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector divided about the best next steps for the Federal Government to take post 28 June, in relation to the retention, or otherwise, of the Relief Package, the Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA) has voiced its “significant reservations” about a return to the child care subsidy (CCS) system via CEO David Worland.

2 months

by Freya Lucas

Childcare is critical for COVID-19 recovery. We can't just snap back to 'normal' funding arrangements

This week, the federal government released a review of a relief package it put in place in April to ensure the early childhood education and care sector remained financially viable and children of essential workers, as well as vulnerable children, could continue to attend.

2 months

by Freya Lucas

Labor and Greens back community call to retain free childcare in wake of CCS return

Representatives from both The Australian Greens and the Australian Labor Party (ALP) have backed a community call to retain free childcare in light of Federal Minister for Education Dan Tehan’s indication that the Government will revert to a fee-paying model, potentially as early as next month.

2 months

by Freya Lucas

Parent advocacy group The Parenthood warn against a ‘snap back’ to CCS

Australian parents advocacy organisation The Parenthood has launched a campaign, led by Board Director Georgie Dent, calling on the government to extend its rescue package to save the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, after signals from the Federal Government that a return to the child care subsidy (CCS) system was likely sooner rather than later.

2 months

by Freya Lucas

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