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

UK families seek flexible working arrangements to manage the juggle; what about Australia?

Working parents in the UK are penalised for working part-time and suffer from poorly-designed jobs that force them to work extra hours, according to a new study published by Working Families and Bright Horizons. Is Australia’s workforce suffering in the same way?

9 days ago

by Lyndsie Clark

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

Paved paradise, and put up a parking lot: Perth land squeeze forces out OSHC

An outside school hours care (OSHC) service is at risk of closure, leaving 150 families to find alternative care in an “already stretched” market, following the demolition of playground space to make way for a cancer centre, PerthNow has reported.

11 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Mothers make great leaders, but are we supporting them to do so? US report says no

Working women face a negative effect on their careers as they grow their families, while being seen as bringing skills to the workplace that can actually make them the best leaders, the US-based Bright Horizons’ fifth-annual Modern Family Index (MFI) has found.

16 days ago

by Lyndsie Clark