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Childcare set for shake up

Posted by: Paul Entwistle | 8 June, 2012 - 11:01 AM
The Prime Minister has agreed to an overhaul of childcare in Australia.

Childcare in Australia is in for a shake up after the Gillard government agreed to look at an overhaul of the current system. Paul Murray spoke to Michael Crosby from United Voice, who represents many of the industry’s workers.

Blog comments Your Say

  • As a degree qualified early Childhood Educator I clear 1500.00 a fortnight working full time in Childcare. The Government/tax payer must fund our wages. They fund wages for Kindergarten, primary School and secondry school teachers' wages, it MUST happen for Early Childhood. have a look at the brain research that has been done, birth to 5 years is the most important developmental time in a human beings life. Please support this .

    Penny Schubert Saturday 9 June, 2012 - 6:41 AM
  • This is fantastic news! I worked I childcare for 8 years from the age of 16years onwards I have had to change professions 5 years ago into education recruitment that pays better. As much as I love working with kids but can't justify the low salary for diploma qualified childcare professionals! About time the government look at this!

    Kate Taylor Friday 8 June, 2012 - 9:17 PM
  • The Early Childhood Educators need to be valued and recognised for the dedication and hard work they put in and be given a large increase in wage from the pittance they currently receive. Many of the issues will then not be a problem, such as recruitment and retention of staff to implement the NQF...

    Lynn Afotey-Otu Friday 8 June, 2012 - 3:31 PM

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