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Childcare disaster is a result of government neglect

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Jou hoofartikel (28 Junie) highlights the economic absurdity of current policy, but overlooks the economic case for investing in quality early learning. I was an expert adviser to the select committee on children’s cent...

Childcare workers to strike on 7 September as union says sector needs serious overhaul

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The new Labor government will fail in its attempts to make early childhood education more accessible and more affordable without a serious overhaul of the sector’s conditions and wages, the United Workers’ Union has w...

Charity criticises lack of UK summer childcare as cost rises to nearly £900

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Families will have to fork out almost £900 for six weeks of holiday childcare for each school-age child, according to a survey – a 5% increase on last year’s prices. The average place at a holiday club now costs £148 ...

Soaring childcare costs in UK to hit hard-up parents this summer

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The cost of childcare over the holidays is likely to be the highest on record this summer as providers of activity camps and other paid-for care are forced to put up prices, while others have gone out of business alto...

‘Summer can be anxiety-inducing’: how parents cope with childcare

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While millions of children relish the summer holidays, many parents are frantically worrying about how they will get any work done before the schools open their gates again in September. The children’s charity Coram F...

Childcare costs discriminate against mothers. Britain has to do better

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For the first time in decades, the number of women not returning to work after having a baby is on the rise. To find the reason why, we don’t have to look much further than the spiralling cost of a full-time nursery ...

‘Childcare deserts’: NSW government’s $5bn boost to sector may ‘empower women’

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Childcare advocates and those working to boost the number of mothers in the workforce have welcomed a $5bn boost to the sector that the New South Wales government will use to target areas with a shortage of places. Th ...

‘The aspiration of universal childcare’: Anne Aly on what drives Labor’s ambitious plans

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Labor’s minister for early childhood education, Anne Aly, is well aware some people don’t agree with the new government’s plans to expand subsidies for childcare. “I hear that argument from people my age, asking ‘why ...

Toddler allegedly left on childcare bus in almost 30C heat ‘doing well’ in recovery, family says

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The family of a three-year-old girl who was allegedly left in a hot bus for six hours outside her childcare centre in central Queensland say they are hoping for a speedy recovery. Nevaeh Austin was found unconscious o...

Toddler in critical condition after being found unconscious on a bus at Queensland childcare centre

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A three-year-old girl is in a critical condition after being found unconscious in a parked bus outside a childcare centre in Queensland. An ambulance service spokesperson said paramedics responded to the incident in G...

UK faces childcare crisis as staff shortages force nurseries to close

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Nurseries across the UK are being forced to close or reduce their services at an alarming rate because they are struggling to recruit and retain staff, the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) gewaarsku het. The cri...

Childcare costs have spiralled for two-thirds of UK parents, Houtbranders gee meer deeltjiebesoedeling uit as verkeer

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The crisis in the UK childcare sector has been laid bare by two major surveys, with campaigners saying young families and struggling providers are being ignored by ministers as the cost of living crisis spirals. Albei ...

Over a third of all Australians live in childcare ‘deserts’, research says

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When Nicole Greem decided to return to her job as a nurse after maternity leave, her biggest stumbling block wasn’t whether she could find work, but whether she could access childcare. Like many places in regional Ne...

More affordable childcare would boost women’s retirement savings, verslag sê

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Women would be as much as $118,000 better off in retirement if subsidies were increased to make childcare more affordable, according to new research by Industry Super Australia (ISA). ISA said the move would help clos...

UK government rejects request by thousands of women to examine childcare costs

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Tens of thousands of women who asked the government to look into cripplingly expensive childcare costs in the UK had their demands for an inquiry rejected by the government on International Women’s Day. A petition cal...

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