The Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017 introduces major reforms under the Australian Government’s Jobs for Families Child Care Package. ...
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We have launched a short survey to better understand what kind of information parents and carers need to make informed choices...
The way that Reportable Fringe Benefits are assessed as part of adjusted taxable income is changing on 1 January 2017.
The Australian Government is bringing forward measures to strengthen the integrity of the child care payments Compliance Framework to ensure the delivery of high quality, flexible and affordable...
The Inclusion Support Programme (ISP) commenced on 1 July 2016, replacing the Inclusion and Professional Support Programme (IPSP) which ended on 30 June 2016.
Did you know that on 4 August, Australia celebrates its largest National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day?
CCB income thresholds will continue to be indexed for 2015-16 financial year
The Early Childhood Resource Hub is now available for early childhood and child care educators to support them in their practice and professional development.
From 1 January, the No Jab No Pay policy came into effect to lift immunisation...
The recently introduced No Jab No Pay policy has resulted in a sharp rise in the number of children being immunised against preventable diseases.
Eligible preschool providers have only one week to register for the expanded Early Learning Languages Australia trial
Expressions of interest to participate in the Australian Government’s Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program in 2016 are now open for early childhood services that provided an Expression...
From 1 January 2016, all children under the age of 20 must be up-to-date with their immunisations, on a catch up schedule or have an exemption in place to continue receiving the Child Care Benefit (...
More flexible care options
The Australian Government is introducing strengthened immunisation requirements for children.
Leading Learning Circles for Educators Engaged in Study – a national resource for pedagogical leaders to support their educators engaged in study
National resource for pedagogical leaders
Minister releases final report
First national resource for early childhood educators to support effective transition to school and school age care.
Public consultation on the proposed changes to improve the Early Childhood Education and Care National Quality Framework
Have your say on proposed options for the National Quality Framework and how they may affect the sector, families and community.
Positive early childhood development is important for the wellbeing of young children and can lead to lasting benefits for their future health and learning.
In May 2014 the Australian Government in consultation with all states and territories commenced a Review of the National Quality Framework (2014 Review) including a public consultation process.
Are you wondering how to turn your child's every day activities and play into opportunities to teach them about literacy and numeracy?
Parents, educators, employers and the broader community – this week is your last chance to have your say on the Productivity Commission’s draft report on child care and early childhood learning.
Minister Ley welcomes the Productivity Commission consultations draft report on its Inquiry into Child Care and Early Childhood Learning
This month Australia moved a step closer to building an improved child care system with the release of the Productivity Commission’s draft inquiry report into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning.
The Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) is now officially known as the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC).
Unfortunately the resources are no longer available in hard copy. Many of the resources are already available on-line and others will be made available on-line in the near future.
Australian families will receive more Government child care fee assistance following the indexation of the child care rates.
Today, Assistant Minister for Education, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, announced the release of the new Long Day Care Professional Development Programme (LDCPDP) guidelines.
Welcome to the December/January summer holiday edition of the MyChild Newsletter. MyChild is Australia’s online child care and early learning portal, run by the Australian Government.
The Students First website brings together information about the Government’s vision for school education in Australia.