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CCS to receive multiple amendments in new Bill as Dan Tehan aims to simplify system

The Federal Minister for Education, Dan Tehan, has introduced a new Bill to the Parliament of Australia that aims to address feedback received from families and the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector about the usability and manageability of certain areas of the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) package legislation.

2 days ago

by Jason Roberts

UA National Partnership Review Terms of Reference released as Submissions kick off

The Department of Education has released the terms of reference of its review of the National Partnership on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education and confirmed that Nous Group, the management consultancy business conducting the review, is now inviting submissions from interested parties to share their views and experiences up to 6 October 2019.

12 days ago

by Jason Roberts

Dan Tehan fields comprehensive feedback session at ACA Victoria Conference

In a scheduled appearance at the Australian Childcare Alliance Victoria’s Annual Conference Federal Minister for Education, Dan Tehan, spent 30 minutes engaging with and listening to feedback from approximately 200 delegates on a range of early childhood education and care (ECEC) subjects important to the sector.

a month ago

by Jason Roberts

Three-year-old kinder “just around the corner” in Victoria, with first enrolments taken

“The biggest ever reform of early childhood education is just around the corner,” Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said, when joining children, parents and educators at Marang Kindergarten in Stawell last week to mark the first enrolments for Victoria’s funded three-year-old kinder programs.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

NSW OSHC services invited to have their say about big Berejiklian election promise

One of the core election promises proposed by New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian in the lead up to the recent state elections was that before and after school care (otherwise known as OSHC) will be made available to all parents with children enrolled in public primary schools by 2021. The Coalition Government is moving ahead on solidifying this commitment, urging parents and service providers to have their say via a survey on the Service NSW website.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas