The Conversation November 23, 2023 Peter Hurley Melissa Tham

A major new report is recommending bold changes to Australia’s early childhood sector.

The report recommends every Australian child aged under five years gets access to three days a week of “high-quality” early learning and care. This entitlement could occur in a range of settings such as centre-based day care, family day care and preschool.

Currently there is no national guarantee, only a mix of entitlements to preschool for three- and four-year-olds, which varies depending on the state.

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