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Work-family conflict levels measured

Parents may reduce a high level of work-family conflict by cutting back paid employment hours or giving up their supervisor/management status, the latest Melbourne Institute report into Australian family life has found. The report, Living In Australia 2019, is a new publication which integrates with the long-running annual HILDA survey – HILDA standing for Household […]

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 […]

First release of OSHC survey results

The recent NSW election saw the re-elected Liberal government committing $120 million to a set of promises to help Outside School Hours Care (OSHC, or more commonly ‘OOSH’ in NSW). We rounded up the commitments in a post-election story, and launched a national survey (now closed) to help policy makers better understand the nature of […]

National OSHC Survey 2019

OSHC Survey 2019 Take the national OSHC survey for 2019 and help gather the knowledge we need to share with politicians and policy-makers. Head to this collector link to begin the survey now. There are 30 questions, mostly multiple choice, and it should take around 10 minutes to complete. Take the survey now.   Related […]

Share Goodstart’s Smart Start Survey (closes 1 Feb 2018)

Each year our friends at Goodstart Early Learning survey families, and this year their survey is more important than ever.  The questions are testing family views on the cost, quality and availability of early learning places for children and in particular: costs of Jobs for Families reforms the uncertainty about funding for universal access attitudes […]

James the preschool buddy

Exploring our nested environment with parents’ perspectives

Quality area 6 inspires us to connect and collaborate with children’s families and communities, and one crucial time for doing that is when children are moving from early learning to school.  Niyati Prabhu is a nominated supervisory and educational leader at a children’s service on Sydney’s north shore.  She writes for us today about a […]

Sneak peek: highlights from the National Occupancy Survey

Our National Occupancy Survey, Counting Places, confirmed that the oversupply of places for children in some areas is real and having a negative effect on quality. The ‘free market’ approach to approving new services anywhere, regardless of need, is supposed to lower fees for families but our respondents say the reality is often the opposite. More places […]

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