Report

Delivery of quality and affordable early childhood education and care services

16 July 2014

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
ISBN 978-1-76010-047-6

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MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 51KB)
 
GLOSSARY (PDF 14KB)
 
RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF 6KB)
 
CHAPTER ONE - Background to the Inquiry (PDF 97KB)

Reference
Background
Simultaneous inquiries
Acknowledgement
Notes on references

 
CHAPTER TWO - National Quality Framework (PDF 171KB)

Background
Benefits of the NQF
NQF and children’s development
Regulatory overlap and implementation costs
Impact on the quality of service
Educator-child ratio
Rating System

 
CHAPTER THREE - Remuneration, training and professional development of early childhood educators (PDF 113KB)

Reasons for the labour shortage
Qualification requirements under the NQF
Early Years Quality Fund and the Professional Development Fund
Wages
Educators, not carers

 
COALITION SENATORS' DISSENTING REPORT (PDF 75KB)

Background to the inquiry
National Quality Framework
Diversity of services
Managing the regulatory burden
Rating system
Early Years Quality Fund and the Professional Development Fund
Wages
Conclusion

 
AUSTRALIAN GREENS ADDITIONAL COMMENTS (PDF 18KB)
 
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS BY SENATOR NICK XENOPHON (PDF 52KB)
 
APPENDIX 1 (PDF 39KB)
Submissions
Additional information
Correspondence
Response to questions on notice
 
APPENDIX 2 - Public Hearings (PDF 13KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3521
Fax: +61 2 6277 5706
Email: eewr.sen@aph.gov.au

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