An interim report into the federal government's early learning language app suggests preschoolers are finding it easier to learn Indonesian and Japanese than French. The report found the language learning iPads apps are easy for children to use and that most of the 1764 kids involved in the pilot program were accessing the apps around five times a week.
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Too many families in Melbourne are missing out on high quality, affordable childcare that is available when they need it. Childcare that works for families is essential for parents who are busy balancing their work/study life and their home life. This study shows the situation has not improved since the rst landmark study 'No Vacancy - Finding a childcare place in Federal Melbourne' was conducted by Adam Bandt and the Greens in 2010.
Queensland's biggest childcare operator will not make use of a new power to ban children who are not up-to-date with their vaccinations.
Parents with kids in care could see their childcare bills rise again from January 1, when centres are forced to put on extra staff to meet the latest changes to the National Quality Framework.
Fresh concerns have been raised over the potential consequences of the Federal Government's overhaul of the childcare sector. The Government has proposed legislation that would end a program that provides funding for services specifically tailored for Indigenous children. It wants to move these services into the mainstream funding system but Indigenous communities fear some centres will be forced to close as a result.
Parents have just days left to vaccinate their children before they risk being excluded from child care under new Queensland laws. The new "no jab, no play" laws - which give childcare providers the right to request a child's vaccination records and to exclude a child from their centre if those vaccinations are not up to date - come into effect on January 1.
Almost 3,000 Australian families will be provided with more flexible support in their own homes as part of a new two year Nanny Pilot Programme by the Federal Government.
A childcare shortfall in the City of Sydney is projected to rise to more than 3300 places by 2016, defying the best efforts of Town Hall to help fill the gap. The latest projections revealed by the council's staff show 3369 children will be left on waiting lists despite plans for six new council childcare centres, and an influx of private operators to the market.
New family day carers, deemed at risk of rorting lucrative government subsidies even before they open, would miss out on accreditation under the federal government's childcare reforms.
Families on low to middle incomes could save $1500 a year under a sweeping childcare reform package tabled in federal Parliament this week. But plans for a strict "activity test" requiring parents to prove they qualify for subsidised fees have sparked concerns that some local children may "fall through the gaps".