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Australia Free childcare set to end by July but parents may be promised cheaper fees for the rest of the year

03:31  02 june  2020
03:31  02 june  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Nearly half of parents have been asked to pay additional fees since taking up the government’s The findings come at the end of the first year of the government scheme, which offers working parents of three Is this what the government meant when they promised parents 30 hours of ‘ free childcare ’?”

The program was due to end at the end of June, but 9News understands it will end sometime in July . There has been concern in the childcare industry, and in government that demand for childcare could fall once the system reverts back to parents paying, and that could put centres at risk

a group of young children sitting on a table: The government is considering scrapping free child care in July but increasing subsidies to keep it cheaper than before coronavirus. Pictured: A centre in Helensburgh, south of Sydney © Provided by Daily Mail The government is considering scrapping free child care in July but increasing subsidies to keep it cheaper than before coronavirus. Pictured: A centre in Helensburgh, south of Sydney The government is considering scrapping free child care in July but increasing subsidies to keep it cheaper than before coronavirus.

In April, the Federal Government temporarily made child care free, guaranteeing services their taxpayer subsidies at late-February levels as long as they do not charge parents.

The policy gives most centres about half their usual income, plus any JobKeeper wage subsidy they might be eligible for. 

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Some parents using the Government's Childcare Vouchers scheme are wrongly being told they aren't also eligible for 30 But when she tried to reconfirm her 30 hours' free childcare for the New Year on 29 December, her request was Posts may be deleted and repeat offenders blocked at our discretion.

Government childcare fees . Government childcare is a lot cheaper than almost any private childcare option. If you have the luxury of time, you may request to sit in some of the classes in shortlisted kindergartens and observe what goes on during the day.

This system is due to end on June 28 and the government will announce on Friday how the new system will look. 

Dan Tehan et al. smiling for the camera: Education Minister Dan Tehan (pictured) said 'a decision will be made soon' © Provided by Daily Mail Education Minister Dan Tehan (pictured) said 'a decision will be made soon' According to The West Australian, the government is considering asking parents to pay once more but increasing subsidies so their childcare is cheaper than before coronavirus.

Education Minister Dan Tehan said 'a decision will be made soon'. 

Early Childhood Australia has suggested the government should guarantee two days a week of free care to all children under school age on a permanent basis.

Asked about that plan last month, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government's intention had always been to return to the mixed subsidy and parental payment arrangements that were in place before the pandemic.

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'Suspending the normal payment arrangements and subsidy arrangements... that is not a sustainable model for how the childcare sector should work, and nor was it intended to be,' he told reporters. 

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JobKeeper: Questions around eligibility after childcare workers removed .
Speculation is mounting the federal government may remove wage subsidies from other sectors after announcing an early end for childcare workers.Labor has accused the coalition of breaking its promise to maintain JobKeeper for six months.

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