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More evidence CCS fee caps not restraining fee increases as LDC enrolment growth creeps higher

The percentage of long day care services with hourly fees above the fee cap of $13.73 rose to 24 per cent in the December 2023 quarter, the highest level for the final quarter of the year recorded since the introduction of the Child Care Subsidy in July 2018.

2024-04-08 10:17:49

by Jason Roberts

Starting Blocks “large provider” information

Starting Blocks “large provider” information section now live but reporting remains patchy

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) has launched the new and improved Starting Blocks website which now includes a section dedicated for large providers detailing financial information and network size.

2024-04-08 10:14:52

by Jason Roberts

ECEC waitlists have negative flow-on effect for women’s economic security

Mothers returning to work following maternity leave are facing a significant lifestyle and financial dilemma - go back to work and pay exorbitant childcare fees or pause career to stay home.

2024-03-26 10:05:24

by Jason Roberts

Quebec child care

Heard about $10 per day childcare – sound too good to be true? You may be right.

John Cherry, Goodstart’s Head of Advocacy, has taken a deep dive into Australia’s ECEC system comparing it with the Canadian province of Quebec and it's $10 a day childcare, which many hold up as a model for Australia to follow.

2024-03-19 09:32:58

by Jason Roberts

Educator wage negotiation

Educator wage increase negotiations progress “encouraging” says IEU

The Independent Education Union of Australia NSW/ACT branch has confirmed a recent meeting between key employee representatives, employer representatives and the Commonwealth Government to discuss educator wages and that progress has been “encouraging.”

2024-02-27 08:44:07

by Jason Roberts

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