Fear poor kids will be penalised
Daycare operators fear some children will miss out on pre-school education despite the $3.5 billion boost to childcare subsidies in tomorrow’s budget.
Stay-at-home parents earning less than $65,000 a year will have their childcare subsidies halved to cover 12 hours of care per week, unless their children are at risk of abuse or neglect.
Social Services Minister Scott Morrison yesterday said the 12 hours was equivalent to two six-hour school days.
Full Article: The Australian