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Deborah Brennan

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Report of the review to achieve educational excellence in Australian schools through early childhood interventions
1 Feb 2018

This report finds that quality early childhood education makes a significant contribution to achieving educational excellence in schools. There is growing evidence that participation in quality early childhood education improves school readiness and lifts NAPLAN results and PISA scores.

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15 Jun 2015

Parents of one in six children were struggling to access child care services in 2014, with just over one half of parents indicating that a failure to secure child care was hindering their ability to meet work commitments, according to this report.

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1 Jun 2015

In its 2014 review of the child care sector, the Productivity Commission revealed that parents of one in six children were struggling to access child care services in their area, with just over one half of parents indicating that a failure to secure child care...

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19 Sep 2013

Executive Summary: Grandparents have long played a major role in the lives of their children and grandchildren, with some providing extensive emotional, material and practical support. Since the last quarter of the 20th century in Australia as in many other countries, grandparent carers -...

26 Aug 2011

Early childhood policy is in the midst of enormous change, writes Deborah Brennan in Inside Story

. But the legacy of a fragmented and incomplete system, and a failure of ambition, mean that great challenges remain

AFTER the collapse of ABC...

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