Mamamia: Everything you need to know about the childcare funding changes

Latest News | Jan 29, 2016

The government is making major changes to the way it funds childcare – and parents need to be aware of it.

The government wants to spend an extra $3.2 billion on childcare and substantially change how the subsidy system works so thousands of families see more support from the government to meet their childcare costs.

The new childcare legislation has been introduced into Parliament on the face of it, it looks pretty good.

No more mention of lowering educator qualifications or educator to child ratios in order to save money. The government has confirmed they’re committed to the National Quality Framework which ensures the educators working with our kids are highly skilled and qualified. Tick.

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