A New Child Care Program: Inquiry into Child Care.
Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2015: Inquiry into Child Care.
NCSMC wants to impress upon the Committee the need to appreciate that access to child care has value that goes beyond supporting a parent to participate in paid work. We seek that the committee take into consideration the benefit for the child and in particular vulnerable children.
A New Child Care Program should be underpinned with universal access for all children and that this should occur and be independent of the parent’s hours of work and or a prescribed activity in order to access affordable care. Child Care is an important element in early childhood education and is part of a child’s wellbeing. It can ‘bridge the gap’ between disadvantage and its access should be encouraged rather than limited.
Full Submission click on link; Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2015