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  • a) An overview of the country KRIZZIA
    b) A description of the type of childcare system (formal, informal) HANA
    c) A bit about the history of the childcare system CHELSEA
    d) The underlying philosophy HANA
    f) Training of the childcare workers ALESHA
    e) Availability, accessibility (is it for everyone, government funded or private) SUE
  • Australia

    1. 1. AustraliaAustralia By: Hana Abdalla, Alesha Francis, Sue De’Oliveira, Chelsea Panchan,By: Hana Abdalla, Alesha Francis, Sue De’Oliveira, Chelsea Panchan, and Krizzia Pradoand Krizzia Prado
    2. 2. Overview of AustraliaOverview of Australia Australia is located in theAustralia is located in the Southern HemisphereSouthern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of thecomprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the islandAustralian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerousof Tasmania and numerous smaller islands in the Indiansmaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.and Pacific Oceans.
    3. 3. Neighbouring countries include …Neighbouring countries include …
    4. 4. New ZealandNew Zealand to theto the Southeast.Southeast. New Caledonia to the Northeast
    5. 5. The population isThe population is 2222 millionmillion, with, with approximatelyapproximately 60%60% concentrated in andconcentrated in and around the mainlandaround the mainland state capitals ofstate capitals of Sydney, Melbourne,Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth andBrisbane, Perth and Adelaide.Adelaide. The nation's capitalThe nation's capital city iscity is Canberra,Canberra, in thein the Australian CapitalAustralian Capital Territory.Territory.
    6. 6. National BirdNational Bird The Emu (The Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiaeDromaius novaehollandiae), is the), is the largest bird native to Australia and the onlylargest bird native to Australia and the only extant member of the genusextant member of the genus DromaiusDromaius..
    7. 7. School attendance isSchool attendance is compulsory throughout Australia.compulsory throughout Australia. All children receive 11 years of compulsory educationAll children receive 11 years of compulsory education from the age of 6 to 16 (Year 1 to 10),[215] before theyfrom the age of 6 to 16 (Year 1 to 10),[215] before they can undertake two more years (Years 11 and 12),can undertake two more years (Years 11 and 12), contributing to an adult literacy rate that is assumed tocontributing to an adult literacy rate that is assumed to be 99%.be 99%.
    8. 8. Type of Childcare SystemType of Childcare System
    9. 9. History of ChildcareHistory of Childcare SystemSystem
    10. 10. Underlying PhilosophyUnderlying Philosophy Each Child Care Centre has their own philosophy & mission.Each Child Care Centre has their own philosophy & mission.
    11. 11. All child care centers …All child care centers … ……provide trust and reflect partnership betweenprovide trust and reflect partnership between children, their parents and staff.children, their parents and staff.
    12. 12. Each CentreEach Centre …… Believe in highBelieve in high quality carequality care education for alleducation for all children!children!
    13. 13. All children and their families willAll children and their families will be treated with quality, regardlessbe treated with quality, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion orof ethnicity, gender, religion or culture.culture.
    14. 14. Training of ChildcareTraining of Childcare WorkersWorkers
    15. 15. Availability, AccessibilityAvailability, Accessibility Programs likePrograms like the Child Carethe Child Care Benefit and theBenefit and the Child Care RebateChild Care Rebate provide a subsidyprovide a subsidy for child carefor child care usage for workusage for work related purposes.related purposes.
    16. 16. It is accessible toIt is accessible to everyone, buteveryone, but funding fromfunding from the governmentthe government is not accessibleis not accessible for everyone.for everyone. There areThere are daycares that aredaycares that are governmentgovernment funded, andfunded, and others are paidothers are paid for by workingfor by working parentsparents
    17. 17. As last reportedAs last reported In March 2010 there is aIn March 2010 there is a 65,780 vacancy in day cares,65,780 vacancy in day cares, up to 98% vacancies in remoteup to 98% vacancies in remote AustraliaAustralia
    18. 18. Child care costsChild care costs are high inare high in Australia.Australia. The amount ofThe amount of child care benefitchild care benefit (funding) that a family(funding) that a family receives is based onreceives is based on things such as numberthings such as number of children in childof children in child care, type of child carecare, type of child care and family.and family.
    19. 19. Funding has doubledFunding has doubled up fromup from $1.7 billion$1.7 billion 2004-05 to2004-05 to $3.7$3.7 billionbillion in 2008-09in 2008-09 Accessibility has increased in the 0-11 age group from 14% from March 06 to June 08.

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