February 09, 2023
Deborah Brennan to lead Productivity Commission Inquiry
The appointment of Professor Deborah Brennan AM to co-lead the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Australia’s early childhood education and care system is welcome. The inquiry is a key component of the Albanese government’s...
February 08, 2023
The Parenthood Newsletter February 2023
School and preschool is now back underway right around the country which is no doubt a huge relief for many. But the return and transition isn’t always easy. This week our CEO Georgie Dent was reminded of that.
February 07, 2023
Parents and children have uneven access to early education
New data from the latest Productivity Commission Report on Government Services (ROGS) shows children in some states are at an advantage when it comes to state spending on early childhood education and care (ECEC).
January 23, 2023
Regional children and families deserve better!
New national polling released today by Thrive by Five initiative shows almost all regional Australian families (91 per cent) report a sharp increase in early learning and care costs over the past three years.
January 12, 2023
Early learning affordability and accessibility major issues
Media reports today of daycare fees hikes, some as high as double digits, have again highlighted the importance of improving the affordability and accessibility of quality early childhood education and care.
December 22, 2022
Where shall we begin? - 2022 was B-I-G
This year has been a wild ride for The Parenthood. At the beginning of 2022 we could not have imagined that the Prime Minister of Australia would mention - let alone THANK - this community on the floor of Parliament.
November 25, 2022
The Victorian state election is THIS weekend!
The Victorian state election is THIS weekend! If early childhood education and care is a vote deciding issue for you then you have a real choice because there is a huge difference between what the two major parties are offering.