Major Party Early Childhood Education and Care Policies

What does the Liberal National Coalition have to say about education and care?

Jobs for Families – Child Care Assistance Package

For more information about Jobs For Families click here 

For Coalition Election 2016 Policy extracts click here

√  Increased investment  but  × delayed until 2018

  Combining CCB and CCR but  × delayed until  2018

×  Focus on child care primarily as a workforce participation strategy          

×  Activity test changes remove access to universal subsidised education and care

– low income families and families facing vulnerability will have their hours cut in half and families earning over $65 000 who do not meet an activity test (one parent not working or studying) will have their subsidies removed altogether.

Community Child Care does not support this package in it’s current form. We recently wrote to all Victorian Senators asking them not to pass the legislation for this package.

To read the CCC submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Jobs for Families – Child Care Assistancepackage click here

 

What does the Labor Party have to say about education and care?

Investing in Early Education and Care. Click here to read the Labor Election 2016 policy

  Increased investment which includes rise increases to CCB from I January 2017 by 15% and an increase CCR cap from $7500 to $10 000

  Increase support for indigenous and mobile services

√  Early Years Workforce Strategy and support for professional wages for educators

 Supports ongoing subsidised universal access to early childhood education

 

What do the Greens have to say about education and care?

Early Childhood Education and Care – Making early childhood education and care affordable and accessible              

Click here to read the full Greens ECEC policy

Click here to read their Election 2016 Platform

 Guaranteed universal access to 24 hours per week of subsidised education and care

 Combining CCB and CCR into one payment

√ Reducing Waiting Lists Grants

 Statement of support for community owned and not for profit provision of ECEC

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