Berenice Nyland is an adjunct professor at RMIT. She has been a practitioner and researcher in early childhood education and care for many years. Her research interests are language and the arts in early childhood, comparative education, children and worker rights.
As the much-touted childcare funding in the federal budget appears increasingly as an announcement, rather than a commitment, perhaps we should be looking to China to start developing long-term strategies to reform Australia’s early childhood education and care (ECEC) system. Continue reading »
Changes to childcare in its role as a workforce support are expected to be made in the next federal budget. Childcare is more than workforce support and without reforming the present market-driven system it is unlikely recommended changes will deliver anything except minimal short-term relief to an ailing system. Continue reading »