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Vaccination and Services: what it means.

Services have heard a lot in the media about possible changes to immunisation requirements for children attending early education and care services. The NSW Minister for Health has announced that legislation requiring parents to provide evidence of vaccination or have an approved exemption prior to enrolling in services, will be introduced to Parliament. This is […]

Media release: Childcare fees

Childcare fees may rise slightly but quality will rise a lot say childcare operators New requirements for children’s services in NSW to have 1 staff member for every 4 babies they care for may push fees up minimally, but the quality of care provided will increase substantially says Community Child Care Co-operative (NSW). Under new […]

Draft regulations for consultation

Draft Children’s Services Regulation Amendment released   On Friday, Community Services released the draft Children’s Services Amendment Regulation 2010 and its accompanying Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) for public consultation. The Amending Regulation, when passed by the NSW Parliament, will commence on the 1st of January next year. The changes the amending Regulation contain include: the […]

Closure of the National Children's Accreditation Council – timing

  The NCAC has announced the timing for the closure of the current Child Care Quality Assurance Systems. From 1st January 2011 Accredited and new services will no longer be required to submit a Self-Study Report to NCAC. From 1 April 2011 Not Accredited services will no longer be required to submit a Self-study report […]

National Partnership Agreement on ECE – 15 hours

Don’t panic about the 15 hours requirement! Community Child Care Co-operative is aware that some services, especially preschools are concerned about how they are going to fill the requirement to offer 15 hours of preschool access to children in the year before school. The National Partnership Agreement on Early Childhood Education specifies that children, 12 months prior […]

Childcare Election Forum a resounding success!

Community Child Care’s election forum held last night in Sydney was a resounding success. The Minister for Early Childhood Education, Childcare and Youth, Kate Ellis, the Shadow Minister for the Status of Women, Early Childhood Education and Childcare, Sharman Stone and Senator Sarah Hanson-Youngfrom The Australian Greens addressed over 150 people at the forum on the topic of “Childcare: An election […]

2010 Election Forum

Community Child Care Co-operative invites you to an election forum organised so people from the children’s services sector can hear where the major parties stand on issues such as quality, accessibility and affordability of early education and care services. Thursday 12 August 5.30–7.30pm Sydney Masonic Centre, Conference and Function Centre, Ionic Room, 66 Goulburn St, Surry Hills With: The Hon. Kate Ellis Minister for Early Childhood […]

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