July 11, 2023
Letter to 50 largest early childhood education providers
We wrote to the 50 largest early childhood education providers in Australia to ask what fee increase is being passed on to families and what it is contributing towards. We asked the providers to come back to us by Friday (14 July).
June 26, 2023
Prime Minister meets with families in Sydney
Parents from New South Wales met the Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in Sydney to discuss their experiences with early childhood education and paid parental leave, ahead of key changes coming into effect on 1 July.
June 16, 2023
I'm taking parental leave but without a baby
This is an opportunity to just immerse myself in my family at a time that's needed. At the end of June I’m stepping away as CEO of The Parenthood for six months and I am handing the reins to the remarkable Jessica Rudd.
June 16, 2023
New appointments at The Parenthood
Wendy McCarthy AO has accepted the role of Chair and our CEO Georgie Dent is taking a 6 month sabbatical in Canada. The board has appointed non-executive director, lawyer, writer and business leader, Jessica Rudd, as CEO.
June 14, 2023
Early Learning Workforce Shortages need to be addressed
Findings from the Australian Childcare Alliance’s survey examining workforce participation levels across early learning centres have revealed that every state and territory is bracing through a chronic shortage of early educators.
June 09, 2023
The Parenthood Newsletter June 2023
An important process is underway that could lead to early educators getting the pay rise they need! The Queensland government is considering an expansion of free kindy and we're hosting some Instagram live chats with some excellent dads.
June 06, 2023
Families need more help to cope with soaring interest rates
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has today raised interest rates for the twelfth time in just over a year, bringing the official cash rate to 4.1%, and placing additional pressure on many families with young children.