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New ECEC service on the way for Kingston regardless of election outcome

Both major political parties have agreed to fund a new early childhood education and care (ECEC) service in Kingston, a town in the south east of South Australia.

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by Freya Lucas

ECEC availability in Grey is the worst in the country, leaving parents scrambling for options

Jessica Winen, a mother of two with one on the way, lives in Port Broughton, a small regional community on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula, and drives 200 km to access early childhood education and care (ECEC).

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by Freya Lucas

120-place ECEC service in Ironbark to go ahead after council gives unanimous vote

A 120-place early childhood education and care (ECEC) service in Ironbark, regional Victoria, will be built on land at 62-68 Eaglehawk Road after City of Greater Bendigo councillors agreed unanimously to grant permission.

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by Freya Lucas

Desperate for daycare - residents frustrated by recreation centre upgrade

Residents of Augusta, in the Margaret River region of Western Australia have expressed frustration at the news that the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River would be prioritising renovations of a recreation centre over the development of improved early childhood education and care (ECEC) facilities in the area.

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by Freya Lucas

LDC new centre growth rate falls again whilst other settings spike higher according to latest NQF Snapshot

The annual growth rate of long day care (LDC) services in Australia has fallen to just 2.8 per cent, a level not seen since 2016 and materially lower than the high point recorded prior to COVID-19, according to the latest release of the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority’s (ACECQA) quarterly NQF Snapshot.

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by Jason Roberts

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