Understanding Gender Role Stereotypes as a Developmental Milestone

A friend recently shared this image on Facebook. At first I thought it was somehow a joke - surely this isn’t real? Surely her 3 year old child wasn’t assessed in childcare as a pass/fail (well, “Met/Developing”) for her knowledge of gender stereotypes. Or at the very least an outdated…

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Ban Childcare Waiting List Fees

National parent advocacy group The Parenthood is launching a campaign to see all childcare centre waiting list fees banned in Australia. Their data found that in Sydney, in the inner west suburb of Leichhardt 60% of childcare centres are charging parents between $15 and $100 per child just to put…

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Early Childhood Educators Shortage

Childcare and Nanny Agencies have to recruiting early childhood educators from overseas to meet childcare needs in Australia. As reported by, Michael Crosby, from the Childcare union United Voice said “Educators are leaving at the rate of 180 every week. They love the work, but they cannot afford to…

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Fair Work Australia to Review Childcare Wages

United Voice, the union which represents childcare working, has lodged a complaint with Fair Work Australia to increase early childhood educators wages by $10 an hour.

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7 Tips for Choosing Childcare

Selecting what form of child care and which one your child attends is an important decision for a parent to make. Although it's not always an easy decision to make. There are so many factors to consider - Cost, Location, Availability, the Values of the care provider and what will…

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