In the 2014-15 Federal Budget the government announced changes to funding for family day care.
Should these changes take effect in their current form and timeframe, they will have a significant impact on the financial viability of most family day care services in Australia.
Family Day Care Australia has launched a campaign to raise awareness and to share our collective voice against these changes.
What are we asking of government?
- Review the changes to eligibility criteria: to ensure that they do not have unintended consequences including the closure of services providing high quality education and care in areas of need across Australia.
- Consult with the sector as part of the review: regarding solutions to the potential impacts of changes to CSP Funding and with services, educators and families to fully understand the impact of the changes.
- Extend the transition time: to allow sufficient time for a comprehensive review and for the development and implementation of changes to the business model..
- Consider “exceptional circumstances” funding: to ensure that the funding changes do not result in high quality services closing their doors, leaving families without quailty, affordable child care.
How can you help?
Sign the online petition! Services, educators, families... these changes affect everyone in family day care. Show your support for our campaign. Be sure to leave a message about why this issue is important to you and this will be sent directly to Assistant Minister for Education, the Hon Sussan Ley MP highlighting our requests of government. Sign the 'Online Petition' and share the link within your community.
Join the conversation! 'Like' our Families Need Family Day Care Facebook page for the latest information, to network with your colleagues, to ask questions and to show your support.