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104 place ECEC service given the go ahead in booming Perth suburb Eglinton

A recently approved $2.2 million early childhood education and care (ECEC) service could soon be under construction in the Perth suburb of Eglinton.

2 months

by Freya Lucas

UNICEF head warns pandemic is making a global childcare crisis even worse

Following the release of a UN study showing that at least 40 million children have missed out on early childhood education and care due to measures put in place to combat COVID-19, Henrietta Fore has warned that the pandemic is “making a global childcare crisis even worse”.

2 months

by Freya Lucas

Council-run ECEC services under threat without JobKeeper ALGA says

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has said that council-run early childhood education and care (ECEC) services are “racking up big financial losses” in their struggle to stay open without access to the Commonwealth Government’s JobKeeper program.

4 months

by Freya Lucas

Five years of preschool funding at heart of Universal Access Partnership review recommendations

Continued rounds of short term renewals of the National Partnership on preschool funding have adversely affected the “otherwise successful” premise of Universal Access, a review commissioned by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has reportedly found.

4 months

by Jason Roberts

Uniting expresses concern about ECEC transition from Government COVID-19 supports

As speculation about the next steps from the Federal Government, in relation to how the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector will be funded in coming months, continues following indications by the Prime Minister that a return to Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is imminent, many core providers in the sector have expressed their perspectives about the viability, or otherwise, of a “return to normal”.

4 months

by Freya Lucas

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