Home-based family services



Economics of working from home

Australian Productivity Commission Chair, Michael Brennan, delivered this presentation as part of a Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) panel discussion on 12 October 2021.

NDIS national workforce plan: 2021-2025

This strategy document outlines the Australian government’s commitment to work with NDIS participants, industry and other stakeholders to grow a responsive and capable workforce for the NDIS.

Comparative perspectives on family day care: structure, regulation, and research gaps

This project reviewed policy and research about family day care and home-based childcare in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. It examined the structure, funding and regulation of home-based child care and recent policy developments, investigating the implications for the accessibility, affordability and quality of...
Audio interview

Mikakos calls for independent review into family day care sector

The federal government believes there's wide-scale rorting going on in the family day care sector, as a report in The Australian alleges taxpayers have lost more than $1 billion in the past two years through systemic rorting. Family day care is more difficult to regulate...

Perspectives on quality in Australian family day care

The Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) was commissioned by Family Day Care Australia to conduct research into quality in family day care. Six high quality services agreed to participate in the study. At each service, the SPRC research team conducted interviews with families, educators, coordination...
Literature review

Evidence-based service modules for a sustained home visiting program

The Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the Royal Children’s Hospital has undertaken two literature reviews to inform the design of a sustained home visiting program for vulnerable families with young children; the program is now known as...
Literature review

Sustained home visiting for vulnerable families and children: a review of effective processes and strategies

Parenting young children has become a more complex and stressful business, especially for those families in our community with the least resources (Grose, 2006; Hayes et al, 2010; Poole, 2004; Richardson & Prior, 2005; Trask, 2010). A widening gap exists between families that function well...