Last week I was speaking with the parent of a child who will be transitioning to a Preschool closer to home this year. This child has been attending the centre I work at, Treehouse in the Park, since she was a baby and it will be very sad to say goodbye to this family.
Tomorrow, the Government will release the Report on Government Services for early childhood education and care. This Report will provide important information on the qualifications, retention rates and other factors that give us a snapshot of the early childhood educator role in Australia.
Since the Government started developing the policy that was initially known as the Jobs for Families Package, and is now marketed as the New Child Care Package, there have been those who have bravely tried to believe that at the end of the day it would be good for children.
As we heave ourselves over the line into 2018, the year that will see the introduction of this new legislation, I wanted to highlight an issue I am worried is not getting anywhere near enough attention.