The ASU is surprised to hear of the Federal Opposition proposal for review of child care to retain existing funding parameters.
Child care educators are beginning to report that the operational framework for quality child care still does nothing to recognise quality educators.
Early childhood educators are proud to be having a formative impact on young children and the community.
What is needed is better recognition and remuneration for provision of childcare.
The ASU believes the solution is simple. A realistic review of funding arrangements is needed. Better professional wages and adequate funding from the Federal Government are key to improving child care arrangements across Australia.