Last week the Liberals’ Vicki Dunne was claiming growing traction for her idea for a centralised child care waiting list. (An idea not universally loved in these parts).
Today the Minister for Children Joy Burch is hitting back:
Responding to allegations from Ms Dunne that her ill-conceived idea had the ACT Government’s support, Ms Burch today assured [...]
Childcare is one of those things that goes from “no interest at all” to “consuming passion” in the space of nine months.
Today Joy Burch has announced the release of a pamphlet to help first timers navigate the jungle in Canberra.
Good luck to those who need it.
The ACT Business Woman of the Year for 2010, Kate Sykes, has told ABC News that the Federal Government needs to implement policies that make childcare cheaper. With childcare centres costing over $75 per child, per day in Canberra, it’s not hard to see why a parent with a low income job struggles to justify [...]
The ACT Children’s Plan 2004-2014 has been updated and relaunched as the ACT Children’s Plan 2010-2014.
(You can read the plan here). The Children’s Plan is all about what Canberra needs to do to be a child-friendly city.
A big chunk in the middle of the report, with lots of “Key Actions” listed, is just a re-publish [...]
The French-Australian Preschool (FAPS) is Canberra’s largest childcare provider, currently situated in a building which forms part of the Red Hill Primary School campus. The ACT Government has granted FAPS land (zoned for community use) in Griffith which will enable the preschool to continue operating after its current lease expires at the end of this [...]
They have done it again, our Government (local) have made another dumb decision without thinking about the consequences…..Can you believe it – PORTABLE LONG SERVICE LEAVE…… No, not for the Public Service, not for everyone – just some people – actually just for childcare workers……So, all childcare workers in the ACT are now entered into [...]
Mother’s Voice is a series of workshops with singer, drama teacher, community artist and mother, Simone Penkethman. The sessions explore the range of the mother’s voice voices through games, exercises, songs, stories and discussion. .
Penkethman says that the idea behind Mother’s Voice is this: “As children we use our voices freely and playfully. As adolescents, [...]
I discovered this week my sons childcare centre was broken into last weekend.
They trashed everything in his room and proceeded to break glass all around the playground. They broke and spread glass throughout the (covered) sandpit. This required an amazing amount of gutless forethought – lift the cover, spread the glass, cover it with [...]
With ABC Childcare Centres having gone belly-up and the Federal Government having forked out however-many millions of dollars to keep the centres open, the Canberra Times has a story about the ABC Childcare Centres in the Canberra region that will be “subject to further review”.
ABC Childcare’s webiste has an extended list here.
Given how hard it [...]