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Shortside: Zombie bills, bargaining chips, robbing Peter and other political horror stories

Have you heard about the ‘zombie bill’ being debated in the House of Representatives this week? Why zombie? Because previously defeated (‘dead’) budget cuts to social services have been reintroduced to parliament by attaching them to the long-awaited reforms to family subsidies for early education and care. These ‘Walking Dead’ measures include cutting aged pensions, paid parental […]

2014 National Sorry Day

Today is National Sorry Day.  Sorry Day is a day of commemoration and remembrance for the Stolen Generations, the Aboriginal children forcibly removed from their families, communities and cultures between the 1800s and the 1970s. Community Child Care Co-operative NSW acknowledges the loss of family, cultural identity, land, language and community of Aborigines and Torres […]

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 […]

2010 Annual General Meeting

Notice to all members of Community Child Care Co-operative (NSW)   Dear Members of Community Child Care Co-operative (NSW), Please find attached: Notice of Community Child Care Co-operative’s 2010 AGM Nomination Form for Board of Directors Minutes of the 2009 AGM In recognition of the environmental issues our society faces, Community Child Care Co-operative (NSW) […]

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 […]

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