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What does Childcare in Canada Look Like?


Part One, Childcare around the world: Vancouver, Canada. Our intrepid reporter Mel Okimoto has just returned from an overseas trip and took some time to look at childcare in Canada from a mum’s perspective and uncovered some interesting differences and similarities about childcare in Canada and childcare in Australia. Here is her report: I ...

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Our Top 5 Tips to Get Into Childcare

Children in childcare

Childcare centres otherwise known as long daycare are notoriously hard to get into in Australia. Parents in Brisbane say they put their child’s name down while they are pregnant on between four to eight waiting lists. Parents in Sydney and Melbourne up to fifteen! The little tacker hasn’t even taken ...

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Reasons why starting school scares me


Despite having 5 years to prepare for the big ‘first day of school’ I still find myself in shock. Before Christmas I was in a very dark reflective mood contemplating life’s big questions. Kids do that to you. You can see their little lives literally flashing before your eyes. They ...

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Kindy & Prep cut off dates are changing in Qld


Big news for parents with Kindergarten and Prep Kids in Qld. The Queensland Department of Education Training and Employment has changed the enrolment cut off dates for children dates by one month. This is effective from the 1st of January 2015 and will affect eligibility entry age for children born ...

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