ChildcareCanada.org - Childcare in the News only. http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents en /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Free childcare to be extended to foster carers for the first time http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/06/free-childcare-be-extended-foster-carers-first-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Foster carers to receive the 30 hours free childcare offer for children in their care for the first time from September 2018. </div> </div> </div> <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>The Government also announces that over 340,000 children were in a 30 hour place in the first year of the policy.</p> <p>Foster parents will have access to the Government’s flagship 30 hours free childcare offer for three-and-four-year-olds from September, giving them the same rights as other working families in England.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:46:44 +0000 11599 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Across China: Transforming kindergartens in rural China http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/06/across-china-transforming-kindergartens-rural-china <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>Play time for 24 preschoolers in Yelang Village Kindergarten is different than most. Unlike traditional teachers who tend to dominate the class, Liu Fen gives more freedom to her students by letting them do what they want, observing and recording their behaviors rather than telling them to calm down.</p> <p>The 28-year-old is the only teacher of Yelang Village Kindergarten in the city of Tongren, southwest China's Guizhou Province.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Asia Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:26:31 +0000 11598 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Thousands more parents to be offered free childcare http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/06/thousands-more-parents-be-offered-free-childcare <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thousands more parents will be able to access free childcare as a scheme is rolled out to more parts of Wales. </div> </div> </div> <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>Working parents of three and four-year-olds will be entitled to <a class="story-body__link" href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-37654815">30 hours free childcare a week</a> under the Welsh Government's flagship policy.</p> <p>To be eligible all parents in the household must be working. Childcare providers need to join the scheme.</p> <p>But some said it was unfair it would only be available in 14 of 22 council areas from September.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:23:03 +0000 11596 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Thousands more parents to be offered free childcare http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/06/thousands-more-parents-be-offered-free-childcare-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thousands more parents will be able to access free childcare as a scheme is rolled out to more parts of Wales. </div> </div> </div> <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>Working parents of three and four-year-olds will be entitled to <a class="story-body__link" href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-37654815">30 hours free childcare a week</a> under the Welsh Government's flagship policy.</p> <p>To be eligible all parents in the household must be working. Childcare providers need to join the scheme.</p> <p>But some said it was unfair it would only be available in 14 of 22 council areas from September.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:23:05 +0000 11597 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Universal credit flaws inflict childcare costs on new workers http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/06/universal-credit-flaws-inflict-childcare-costs-new-workers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parents forced to borrow money while waiting for funds, says Save the Children </div> </div> </div> <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>Design flaws in the way universal credit supports families with the cost of childcare are pushing low-income parents hundreds of pounds into debt “just for getting a new job”, according to Save the Children.</p> <p>The charity said the requirement by childcare providers for costs to be paid in advance – as much as £1,000 a month for a full-time place for a one-year-old on average in England – leaves families out of pocket for weeks and risks tipping them “over the financial precipice”.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:03:40 +0000 11595 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Whitehall’s free childcare policy ‘crippling’ nurseries http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/06/whitehall%E2%80%99s-free-childcare-policy-%E2%80%98crippling%E2%80%99-nurseries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nurseries are calling on the Government to ‘wake up’ as a new survey reveals the spiralling costs of their flagship free childcare policy. </div> </div> </div> <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>The Government’s policy of providing 30 hours of funded childcare, rolled out last September, has been repeatedly criticised for not being properly funded.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ndna.org.uk/NDNA/News/Reports_and_surveys/Annual_Nursery_Survey/2018.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">A new survey</a> has now revealed there is an average deficit of over £2,000 per year per child.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:39:19 +0000 11594 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Vicious circle keeping P.E.I. cook out of the workforce http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/06/vicious-circle-keeping-pei-cook-out-workforce <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘I don’t like to see myself as poverty but it’s probably what it is&#039; </div> </div> </div> <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>Bonnie Lafferty wants to go back to work and get off social assistance, but the path to get there still has too many obstacles.</p> <p>Lafferty's family struggled through periods of living off social assistance when she was young, but she was able to finish high school and even attend the Culinary Institute of Canada.</p> <p>And then she went to work. She was on her own with two kids in Charlottetown — a son, now 15, and a daughter, now eight —but her mother was able to look after her two children while she worked evenings and weekends in food service.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Prince Edward Island Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:48:41 +0000 11592 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Parents worried about what will happen to childcare in wake of PC win http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/06/parents-worried-about-what-will-happen-childcare-wake-pc-win <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Description</p> <p>[Audio clip available online].&nbsp;</p> <p>Peter Shurman filling in for Alex. He is joined Carolyn Ferns, Policy Coordinator at the Ontario Coalition for Better Childcare for a discussion about what's next for child care in Ontario.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Ontario Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:25:08 +0000 11591 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> MLA’s Report – Affordable daycare ‘life-changing’ for Albertans http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/06/mla%E2%80%99s-report-%E2%80%93-affordable-daycare-%E2%80%98life-changing%E2%80%99-albertans <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>A few weeks ago, Dana and Eric Gagnon learned they were having twins.</p> <p>Once the shock wore off, the shopping list began to grow: a second crib, a double-stroller, and massive loads of diapers. With a two-year-old daughter and two more coming in the fall, child care expenses were about to triple.</p> <p>A few weeks later, Premier Rachel Notley announced a major expansion of our $25-a-day child care pilot program at 100 new locations, including the Gagnon’s day care at the Edmonton Military Family Resource Centre.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Alberta Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:15:43 +0000 11590 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Quarter of all new dads 'don't qualify' for paternity leave http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/06/quarter-all-new-dads-dont-qualify-paternity-leave <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>EXCERPTS</p> <p>There has been much campaigning over the past few years to get new dads to take paternity leave to support their partners and spend time with their new born child, but new research has revealed nearly a quarter of all new fathers aren’t able to claim paternity pay, simply because ‘they don’t qualify’.</p> <p>A study by the TUC showed 23 per cent of new dads haven’t been able to claim paternity benefit over the past year, mainly because they are either self-employed, or because they haven’t been working for a company long enough.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Child care in the news Europe Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:00:32 +0000 11589 at http://www.childcarecanada.org