Child care

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Discussion paper

Occasional Paper 7: Quality ratings by socio-economic status of areas

This occasional paper is the seventh in a series about the National Quality Framework (NQF). It shares detailed analysis and insights into the quality of children’s education and care services based on the socio‑economic status of their location.

Quality improvement research project

This report presents findings from the three phase, mixed-methods Quality Improvement Research Project, which investigated the characteristics and internal processes of quality improvement in long day care (LDC) services. The findings reinforce the importance of leadership at all levels of service provision.

Families in Australia Survey: Life during COVID-19

The Life during COVID-19 survey ran from May 1 to June 9 2020 and had 7,306 participants from around Australia. It was the first survey in the Families in Australia Survey series. The findings in this report are drawn from the first analyses of the...

Participating in growth: free childcare and increased participation

This paper argues that the provision of free childcare provides the rarest of economic policy opportunities – it’s both an effective form of fiscal stimulus in the short term, and has the capacity to boost the long-term participation rate and, in turn, the long-run rate...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Was Labor's childcare fund only ever about the union?

Assistant Minister for Education Sussan Ley claims Labor's $300 million fund to subsidise childcare workers' wages was only ever about the unions.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Labor says childcare costs have gone up 28 per cent under the Coalition. Is that correct?

In the leadup to the 2019 election, Opposition Spokesperson for Early Childhood Education and Development, Amanda Rishworth, claims wages are stagnant yet living costs keep rising. He claims that since the Coalition came to power, child care costs have in
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Kevin Rudd's parental leave, child care comparison incorrect

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says the Coalition's paid parental leave scheme costs $22 billion, which he claims is more than the Government spends on childcare support.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Did the Abbott Government cut $1 billion from child care?

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten claims the Federal Government has cut $1 billion from childcare.

Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package four week review

The Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Relief Package was announced on 2 April 2020 as a temporary measure to ensure the viability of the ECEC Sector and the continued provision of care for children of essential workers and vulnerable children (for the period 6...

National Quality Framework (NQF) Snapshot Q1 2020

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) has released its 29th NQF Snapshot report, summarising quality rating results for education and care services operating under the National Quality Framework (NQF).