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Early CCS evaluation released

Recently Community Early Learning Australia enlisted your help to respond to the next stage of research in the evaluation of the Australian Government’s ‘Jobs for Families’ package, more simply described as the rollout of the Child Care Subsidy, or CCS. While the Australian Institute for Family Studies (AIFS) evaluation of the CCS continues through until […]

Help evaluate the CCS Package

Take the survey, help the sector CELA is helping the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) to gather information about the impact of the Australian Government’s Child Care Package.  The AIFS began a three year evaluation project in 2018, and will report to the Commonwealth Department of Education with the results. You may have already […]

Child Care Package evaluation

By Michele Carnegie, CELA CEO Did you know that the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) is gathering information about the impact of the Australian Government’s Child Care Package? The evaluation has been commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Education (formerly the Department of Education and Training) over three years starting in 2018. This […]

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National Early Childhood Election Forum

National Early Childhood Election Forum report The forum held in Melbourne last week was sponsored by some of the partners behind Early Learning: Everyone Benefits – CELA, ECA-Victoria, ELAA, Goodstart, CELA, KU Children’s Services, and Playgroups Australia. CELA CEO Michele Carnegie and Research Adviser Megan O’Connell attended the event. Interesting viewing Last week’s National Early […]

Services carry the load for JFF transition

Most of us need deadlines to take action, especially if that action requires tedious paperwork or a dreaded phone call to the myGov system. So the week leading up to July 2, 2018, was always going to see some panic from families who left their assessment for the new Child Care Subsidy to the last […]

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The hidden story in Budget 2018

ACECQA was going to need that money … to pay its staff and keep the lights on View the infographic here. The hidden story Last week (8 May) the Federal government handed down its 2018-19 budget. Like the rest of the sector initial reaction watching the Treasurer speak was that there were no surprises: Jobs […]

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