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- Should successful athletes have to pay back the AIS 10 Jun 2009
- Let's give youth voice now for a better future 12 Oct 2008
- Organ donation it's the greatest gift of all 21 Sep 2008
- Is safe sex message falling on deaf ears 31 Aug 2008
- Grassroots funding is key to Olympic glorys 10 Aug 2008
- Easy to overlook big issue of homelessness 20 Jul 2008
- Trailblazer Natasha leaves lasting legacy 29 Jun 2008
- Heavy hitters boost our World Cup hopes 01 Jun 2008
- Youth Forum Discussion Paper 17 May 2008
- We can't take sport for granted 11 May 2008
- Women truly can do anything be anything 20 Apr 2008
- Let the Games begin with all our athletes 30 Mar 2008
- Proud past but future a challenge for women 09 Mar 2008
- Young people will be heard at highest level 17 Feb 2008
- Our nation has changed dramatically in three weeks 16 Dec 2007
- Mobile Phone Towers 23 Sep 2007
- Bradken Foundry 01 Jul 2007
- Full Fees 03 Jun 2007
- Eating Disorders 17 Dec 2006
- Iraq 27 Jul 2006
- Electoral Laws 26 Jun 2006
- Dental 08 Jan 2006
- Make Poverty History 18 Sep 2005
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31 Oct 2010 - 100 Years of Quality Child Care in Adelaide
THE HON KATE ELLIS MP
MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT PARTICIPATION
AND CHILD CARE
31 October 2010
100 years of quality child care in Adelaide
The Minister for Employment Participation and Child Care, Kate Ellis, today attended celebrations for the centenary of the Halifax Street Children's Centre and Preschool.
"Halifax Street Children's Centre has been making a great difference in the lives of children and families in Adelaide, and I'm delighted to be here to celebrate its centenary," Ms Ellis said.
"The dedicated staff here at Halifax Street are to be commended on providing a high quality learning and care environment for these children."
The centre is also working towards the standards set out under the National Quality Agenda, an Australian Government initiative to ensure all children receive consistently high quality early childhood education and care services across the country.
The Agenda includes better educator-to-child ratios, increasing each child's individual care and attention, as well as improved staff training and qualifications.
"800,000 Australian families place their children in care each week and these families deserve to know that when they drop their children off to care, they will be safe and well looked after," Ms Ellis said.
"Halifax Street is already meeting much of the National Quality Agenda, including employing a qualified teacher to work with the toddler group and planning to achieve improved educator-to-child ratios across all age groups.
"The Agenda is an historic Government reform in partnership with States and Territories, to give all children in care the vital learning opportunities they deserve."
The Gillard Labor Government will provide $14.4 billion in child care assistance for families through the Child Care Benefit and the Child Care Rebate over the next four years, $8 billion more in direct assistance than was provided in the last four years of the Howard Government.
For more information about the National Quality Agenda, visit www.mychild.gov.au
Minister Ellis' media contact: Elissa McKay 0417 803 403
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