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Taskforce to increase guardianship is a family affair

Taskforce to increase guardianship is a family affair

A taskforce to promote guardianship as a permanent home for children as an alternative to foster care has been established to safeguard vulnerable children.

  • by Tim Barlass

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Childcare centre proposed for Brisbane's tallest tower
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Childcare centre proposed for Brisbane's tallest tower

A childcare centre that could cater to almost 100 children has been proposed in a 90-storey tower.

  • by Ruth McCosker
Fight for more pay not child's play outside Dutton-linked childcare
Childcare

Fight for more pay not child's play outside Dutton-linked childcare

Childcare workers who aren't employed at the Camelia Avenue Childcare Centre urged the federal government frontbencher to take up the fight for the industry.

  • by Toby Crockford
Free childcare for asylum seeker families an Australian first
Childcare

Free childcare for asylum seeker families an Australian first

In an Australian first, Canterbury Bankstown Council will offer free childcare for children of asylum seekers.

  • by Jordan Baker
'Inappropriate locations': Why childcare centres are not welcome in parts of Sydney
Childcare

'Inappropriate locations': Why childcare centres are not welcome in parts of Sydney

The NSW government introduced new planning rules to address demand for childcare centres. But not everyone is happy.

  • by Andrew Taylor
Kindergarten plan may rescue flagging childcare sector
Childcare

Kindergarten plan may rescue flagging childcare sector

Labor’s $1.75 billion scheme to fund kindergarten places for three year olds promises to be a boon for flagging valuations in the child care sector.

  • by Tim Boreham
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Look deeper into research on benefits of preschool
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Opinion

Look deeper into research on benefits of preschool

When you read past the spin, many three-year-olds have nothing to gain from an additional year of preschool.

  • by Parnell Palme McGuinness
Want a more capable nation? Start younger
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Childcare

Want a more capable nation? Start younger

Why is an economics writer getting so excited about preschools? Because I can’t think of any other single initiative more likely to benefit us socially and economically.

  • by Ross Gittins
Labor doubles down on preschool plan with vow to waive student fees
Childcare

Labor doubles down on preschool plan with vow to waive student fees

Labor will ramp up its pitch to families on education policy with a pledge to scrap upfront fees for students who become preschool teachers, escalating a row over a new $1.75 billion plan to help children learn more at a younger age.

  • by David Crowe
A Shorten Labor government would extend subsidised education to three-year-olds
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A Shorten Labor government would extend subsidised education to three-year-olds

Families will be promised a $1.75 billion funding boost in a dramatic Labor pledge to widen access to preschool.

  • by David Crowe
If fatherhood hasn't upended your lifestyle, you're not doing it right
Childcare

If fatherhood hasn't upended your lifestyle, you're not doing it right

Who wants to watch 10 episodes of 'Paw Patrol' while your child vomits into a bucket? A great dad, that's who.

  • by Christopher Scanlon