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Latest news: Child care

Price gouging child care could be named and shamed

Childcare centres charging parents exorbitant fees could be named and shamed under reforms proposed by the consumer watchdog.

Early education in ACT to reopen later this month

Early childhood education and childcare is reopening to ACT families from 25 October. According to Early Childhood Australia, the buzz among adults has been around face-to-face learning alleviating stress on parents, while children...

Subsidies for child care in lockdown areas

Childcare centres and after-school services in coronavirus hotspots will be subsidised to keep afloat during lockdown. 

Parents value early childhood educators, survey finds

New survey results show 84% of Canberra parents see early educators as a trusted knowledge source of their child’s development.

ACT community sector addressing the gender pay gap

Canberra organisations within the community sector have banded together today for Equal Pay Day 2020.

Free child care to end on 12 July

The Federal Government’s temporary free child care package will be turned off on 12 July with families facing a return to the old Child Care Subsidy system.

Childcare sector warns of premature snap back

With 28 June earmarked as the potential end date for the Federal Government’s Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Relief Package, services and parents are still in the dark about what comes next.

Child care centre hurt by relief package

Designed to help the early childhood education and child care sector, the Federal Government’s support package has left some services feeling the pinch more than ever. For Wattle Early Childhood Centre in Lyneham,...

Relief package provides childcare lifeline

Mass service closures had been forecast for the early learning and childcare sector, however a new relief package looks set to provide a lifeline.