This issues paper was released to assist the public in preparing submissions for the Productivity Commission's inquiry into childcare and early childhood learning.
The Australian Government’s objectives in commissioning this Inquiry are to examine and identify future options for a child care and early childhood learning system that:
- supports workforce participation, particularly for women
- addresses children’s learning and development needs, including the transition to schooling
- is more flexible to suit the needs of families, including families with non-standard work hours, disadvantaged children, and regional families
- is based on appropriate and fiscally sustainable funding arrangements that better support flexible, affordable and accessible quality child care and early childhood learning.
Find out more about making a submission here