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06
Jul

Early childhood workforce index 2018

The second of a biennial series, this report out of University of California, Berkeley reviews the early childhood workforce across 50 American states. A comprehensive analysis of data on remuneration and working...
06
Jul

Why we are missing the point in the childcare debate

  EXCERPTS Since the federal government’s childcare subsidy replaced the childcare benefit and the childcare rebate on Monday, there has been endless talk of whether the change has been beneficial or not, and to whom.
06
Jul

A progressive maternity law is not enough

With reports indicating that longer maternal leave may impact the hiring of women, experts argue that the answer is not less leave but the introduction of ‘family’ leave EXCERPTS Last year,...
06
Jul

ESRI: Lone parents better off not working because of 'extremely high childcare costs'

  EXCERPTS Almost one in five lone parents are better off not working due to the cost of childcare, according to the ESRI. New research shows those who took up work after a social welfare policy change 2011 actually...
06
Jul

ESRI: Lone parents better off not working because of 'extremely high childcare costs'

  EXCERPTS Almost one in five lone parents are better off not working due to the cost of childcare, according to the ESRI. New research shows those who took up work after a social welfare policy change 2011 actually...
06
Jul

Low pay for child care workers puts more than half at poverty level, study finds

EXCERPTS A majority of child care workers in California are paid so little they qualify for public assistance programs, according to a new report on the early education workforce.
04
Jul

New Zealand: Paid parental leave increases for families this Sunday

  EXCERPTS More New Zealand families with newborns can enjoy more time to bond with their babies – and get more money in their pockets too, says the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway. “The...
04
Jul

New childcare policy still leaves vulnerable families behind

For-profit services make up the greatest proportion of services not meeting national quality standards   EXCERPTS This week sees the introduction of the federal government’s new Child Care...
04
Jul

Australia: Childcare subsidy changes start today - here's what you need to know

After years of reports, inquiries, promises and delays, the massive shake-up of the childcare system finally starts today.   EXCERPTS Do I have to do something about this? Possibly. If you've got children in...
04
Jul

Australia: Childcare subsidy changes start today - here's what you need to know

After years of reports, inquiries, promises and delays, the massive shake-up of the childcare system finally starts today.   EXCERPTS Do I have to do something about this? Possibly. If you've got children in...

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