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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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