August 10, 2021
Early education workforce under pressure
A new report by the United Workers Union (UWU) has warned early education is on the brink of crisis if wages and conditions of early educators are not urgently fixed - almost three-quarters of nearly 4000 educators surveyed plan to leave the sector.
August 05, 2021
Federal financial support urgently needed
With lockdowns now in place in south-east Queensland and the Upper Hunter, in addition to Greater Sydney, targeted Commonwealth support is urgently needed for families and Early Learning and Care providers.
August 04, 2021
Welcome pause on childcare and centrelink debts
The union representing the public sector including Centrelink workers, the CPSU, and not-for-profit parent advocacy organisation The Parenthood, welcome the pause on generating debts in areas with lockdown.
August 03, 2021
Lockdown Childcare Shock in Sydney
Reports of Sydney families being hit with Centrelink bills saying they owe thousands of dollars because they were paid too much childcare subsidy are causing stress and anxiety to skyrocket during an already difficult time for young families.
July 30, 2021
Sydney families face huge spike in fees
The Parenthood - With the Greater Sydney lockdown extended for at least another four weeks, the Parenthood is calling for urgent Federal financial support to help early childhood education and care providers.
July 28, 2021
Childcare costst soar by 10% in two years
The Parenthood - out of pocket early learning and care costs have risen 10% in just two years, the latest CPI figures confirm. The annual inflation rate has risen to 3.8 per cent for the year ending in June 2021.
July 26, 2021
Parents deliver clear message to politicians in new poll
Clear message: A new poll of 4,700 Australians confirms the high cost of early childhood education and care is a barrier that parents in Australia want removed and they are willing to vote for a policy to change that.