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Too many childcare workers don't know how to ensure kids get daily dose of exercise: Telethon Kids Institute

Too many childcare workers don't know how to ensure kids get daily dose of exercise: Telethon Kids Institute

Much like the Cancer Council WA’s SunSmart initiative has resulted in hats and sunscreen being worn outdoors, the new program will give childcare centres guidance on how to achieve the physical activity benchmarks.

  • by Daile Cross

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Childcare centre used 'fake children' to defraud millions, police say

Childcare centre used 'fake children' to defraud millions, police say

A childcare centre enrolled "phantom children" to defraud millions of dollars in subsidies from the federal government to fund the owner's lavish lifestyle of property purchases and overseas holidays, police allege.

  • by Tom Cowie
After-school care sector warns of heavy toll of pandemic

After-school care sector warns of heavy toll of pandemic

Some providers have closed or are facing financial ruin because of low enrolment numbers, as parents care for their own children while working from home.

  • by Katina Curtis
State Budget: Boosting household spending needs to be a priority

State Budget: Boosting household spending needs to be a priority

Until a vaccine is widely available, economic recovery will be driven by domestic spending – by households and government.

  • by Janine Dixon
Government MPs put tax deductions for childcare fees on the table
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Government MPs put tax deductions for childcare fees on the table

Government MPs are pushing for a proposal to make childcare tax deductible for some families to be included in next year's federal budget.

  • by Katina Curtis
'The voice of women is missing': Call for new body to advise on budget

'The voice of women is missing': Call for new body to advise on budget

The ACTU says decades of progress towards economic gender equality could be reversed without targeted policies to combat the 'twin crises' facing women.

  • by Wendy Tuohy
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No small thing: Cost of rearing children on the rise

No small thing: Cost of rearing children on the rise

Research shows that the costs of raising children continues to climb, mainly due to changing expectations of what kids need to live a healthy life.

  • by Nina Hendy
Draconian childcare policy will lead to harm
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Draconian childcare policy will lead to harm

Rendering daycare centres free of minor illness is an unrealistic expectation.

  • by Isabelle Oderberg
IMF urges tax, childcare reform for post-virus kick

IMF urges tax, childcare reform for post-virus kick

The International Monetary Fund says Australia's priority once the coronavirus recession ends should be on tax reform, especially around the GST, and childcare.

  • by Shane Wright
Kids with runny noses banned from childcare and school

Kids with runny noses banned from childcare and school

When youngsters start childcare, bouts of coughs and sniffles often follow. But in today’s COVID-safe world, that will be enough to get them sent home.

  • by Aisha Dow
'Why does no one care?': the tragic flaws in the childcare system
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'Why does no one care?': the tragic flaws in the childcare system

We trust our childcare services to provide the highest quality care. But as one traumatised family learned, our expectations aren't always met.

  • by Julia Baird