All volunteer work should qualify parents for childcare payments, providers say

Latest News | Aug 05, 2015

Volunteering for activities such as Meals on Wheels and at school tuck shops should count as “work” that will qualify parents for childcare payments, major childcare providers say.

Australia’s largest childcare provider, Goodstart Early Learning, along with the Australian Childcare Alliance and the Early Learning and Care Council, are urging the Abbott government to define volunteering in broad terms to allow more families to qualify for childcare assistance under the new families package.

Read more: Sydney Morning Herald