Media

2016

Employers step in with school holiday programs

Claims after school care being used as a cash cow

Are you paying too much for before and after school care?

NSW after-school childcare facing shortage of up to 2,000 places

 

After school crisis hits as NSW enrolments boom


2015

Care programs question 20 million grants.


2014

Principals cash in on after school care

www.smh.com.au/nsw/principals-cash-in-on-afterschool-care-20140703-zsuvs.html

Parents using teachers as babysitters

Home is old school as parents seek new options

Schools need more help to set up out of school hours care


2013

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd pledges 450 million to extend school based care for working parents 

Labors After Hours Care Boost for Families

Government spend 450 million on after hours school care

Pitch to working parents with 450 million for after hours

After School Care Demand Soars

Trial to improve after school care

60 services to join after school care trial

www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/60-centres-join-trial-to-better-afterschool-care-20130703-2pcgi.html

Media Release – Minister Ellis – Record Child Care Services Delivered in Australia

The Hon Kate Ellis MP
Minister for Employment Participation
Minister for Early Childhood and Child Care
31 March, 2013

http://ministers.deewr.gov.au/ellis/record-child-care-services-delivered-australia

Boom in demand for after hours school care

Katherine Danks – November 03, 2012
Daily Telegraph

www.theaustralian.com.au/news/boom-in-demand-for-after-hours-school-care/story-e6frg6n6-1226509489347?sv=4f14e78101077470404b1e3998fb588a

Wealthy families dominate after-school care

Adele Horin – March 19, 2012
Sydney Morning Herald

www.smh.com.au/national/wealthy-families-dominate-afterschool-care-20120318-1vdsx.html

Enriching children’s lives outside school hours

Friday 8 July 2011

Joint Media Release: 
The Hon Kate Ellis MP Minister for Employment Participation Minister for Child Care
The Hon Peter Garrett MP Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth

http://ministers.deewr.gov.au/ellis/enriching-childrens-lives-outside-school-hours

Radio Program from the World Today – Guidelines say more play in after school care

Liv Casben – March 19, 2012

www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2010/s2911945.htm

Article in The Australian – Playing by the rules makes prisoners of children

Cassandra Wilkinson – October 22, 2011

www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/opinion/playing-by-the-rules-makes-prisoners-of-children/story-e6frgd0x-1226173452613

Article in Sydney Morning Herald – Wealthy families dominate after-school care

Adele Horin – March 19, 2012

http://m.smh.com.au/national/wealthy-families-dominate-afterschool-care-20120318-1vdsx.html

Article in “The Age” newspaper – Let the children play, new national guidelines advise

www.theage.com.au/national/education/let-the-children-play-new-national-guidelines-advise-20111007-1ldgg.html