ACCS Media Release: Watering down staff ratios a risk to children
Yesterday Assistant Minister for Education Sussan Ley announced proposed changes to legislation which will water down the National Quality Framework (NQF) and the National Education and Care Services Regulations. ACCS is appalled by this government's willingness to compromise the safety, well- being and education of children.
Media Release from Shadow Minister Kate Ellis: OVERDUE GOOD NEWS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS
"Dedicated professionals in child care centres around Australia will be breathing a sigh of relief today that support to boost their wages is on its way."
ACCS Media Release: New Children's Services Survey
Australian Community Children's Services (ACCS) has recently conducted a second wave of the 'Trends in Community Children's Services Survey' (TICCSS) that was initially created to generate a series of National Reports on how the community sector has engaged with and implemented the NQF.
Read the report here
ACCS Media Release: Greens New Benefit
The Greens New Benefit to overhaul childcare payments and invest in quality is a real victory for Australian children and families.
ACCS Media Release: Community Based Child Care Thriving Under the NQF
Despite a lot of commentary from the commercial child care sector and the Coalition that the reforms being rolled out as part of the National Quality Framework are putting too much pressure on the viability of long day care centres, many community based child care centres are thriving under the new system.
ACCS Media Release: Community Child Care Services call on Professor Sloan to retract "dim witted" child care staff comment
Australian Community Children's Services (ACCS) calls on Professor Judith Sloan to retract and apologise for the comment that she made in a blog post that refers to child care staff as "dim witted graduates from second rate universities." A comment which she stood by when questioned about it on the Q & A program on ABC television on Monday night.
ACCS Media Release: Federal Government $300 million Early Years Quality Fund announcement
The Federal Government's announcement regarding $300,000,000 to fund increased wages to children's services staff is a good first step but there is still a long way to go.