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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.

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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.

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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”.

1 month

by Freya Lucas

Clarification delivered about ECEC Relief Package for FDC and IHC services

Family day care (FDC) and In-home care (IHC) services have received clarification about the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Relief Package following the 2 April announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan regarding the replacement of the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) system previously in place.

3 months

by Freya Lucas

Not answering the phone could be costing your ECEC business thousands

Everyone has had a common, unpleasant experience - you want a question answered, you want to make an appointment, but no one will pick up the phone. You emailed a week ago, and still no response.

4 months

by Freya Lucas

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