Have your say on the state of childcare in Australia

1 December 2013

The Productivity Commission inquiry into childcare wants to hear from you! The inquiry, announced in November by the Abbott government is looking for submissions from Australian parents to supplement those from relevant organisations such as the Australian Nanny Association (ANA).

The inquiry will be looking into all aspects of childcare in Australia including: the contribution of childcare to workforce participation and child development, the current and future needs for child care in Australia, alternative models of care, options within existing funding parameters for improving the accessibility, flexibility and affordability of childcare, the role of childcare in parent's work decisions and the out of pocket cost involved to families.

Comments from parents are requested on a number of the inquiry's main topics, with a particular focus on difficulties experienced with the current system and views on how the system could be altered. Parents are asked to submit comments on cost barriers, waiting lists, the adequacy of current support services including the child care rebate, factors influencing the decision to use early childhood education and care (ECEC) services and more.

Parents wishing to participate in the inquiry can do so by making a comment directly via the Productivity Commission website, providing a written submission or participating in public hearings. Comments must be received by February 3 for inclusion in the draft report. Further submissions are welcome throughout the inquiry. 

Danielle Robertson, CEO of DIAL-AN-ANGEL along with the ANA committee will be preparing a submission in her role as President of the ANA. Danielle said, "The committee is currently obtaining data from overseas childcare models and will be taking the best options to add to the submission to ensure that the Australian model is one that is looked at by others around the world as best practice. Giving clients choice and available and affordable childcare is the aim of the Association here."

For more information on the inquiry and how you can get involved, visit the websitehere

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About DIAL-AN-ANGEL
DIAL-AN-ANGEL is a private, family owned and operated Australian company. It is the only national agency specialising in the provision of aged, home and child care. The agency provides Angels for housekeeping & home cleaninggardening & home maintenancenannying and babysittingsupervised contact visits, party helpaged carein-home nursingdementiapalliative and disability care in the home. A wide range of services are available to businesses such as medico legal reportingemployee work-life flexibility programstrade promotions for competitions and emergency care programs for children and seniors. Gift vouchers are available for all services.

As a national company, we have offices around Australia in AdelaideBrisbaneCanberraCentral CoastMelbourneNewcastlePerth and Sydney. For further information call 1300 721 111 or email administration@dialanangel.com