November 22, 2022
Early Years Strategy is a welcome opportunity
The development of a Commonwealth Early Years Strategy (and National Summit) is a welcome opportunity to prioritise the wellbeing of children and early childhood development, according to The Parenthood.
November 14, 2022
Federal Government's new Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill
Last week, the Federal Government tabled the Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill 2022. The new industrial relations bill includes improvements in key areas for parents: flexible workplaces, multi-employer bargaining, and gender equity.
November 03, 2022
The Parenthood - Newsletter November
This has been the year in which the significance of early childhood education and care and paid parental leave are finally being recognised and embraced by federal and state politicians across the spectrum - and that’s fantastic news!
November 02, 2022
VIC/NSW State Elections - Contact Your Politicians
The Victorian and NSW elections are fast approaching! With both state governments offering free play based learning if re-elected, now is the time to ensure these important reforms happen - no matter who wins each election.
November 01, 2022
Introduction of a new kindy funding scheme in Queensland
The Parenthood has welcomed the introduction of a new kindy funding scheme in Queensland which will offer 40,000 families free or cheaper kindy from 2023. Families can check their eligibility on the government's new Kindy Savings website.
October 25, 2022
The Parenthood welcomes the Albanese Government’s budget
We welcome the Albanese Government’s first budget for delivering significant early childhood education and care support, expanded paid parental leave and a commitment to make achieving gender equality a national priority.
October 25, 2022
Victorian Government to invest in kinders
On Monday, 24 of October, the Victorian Government announced that, if re-elected, it will deliver $705 million to build and expand around 180 government-owned kinders as part of its $9 billion Best Start Best Life package.