1 to 4 Campaign National and International Ambassadors Announced
We are pleased to announce our national and international
ambassadors for the 1 to 4 campaign. Our ambassadors will play an important
role in highlighting the importance of
1 to 4 Campaign Teaparty Launch
A 1:4 teaparty campaign launch will take place on Wednesday 24 October at 10.30am at Mia Mia Child and Family Study Centre Building X5B Macquarie University North Ryde.Join supporters at this launch and show your support.
So what do you need to bring on the day:
RSVP’s are essential so please contact Catherine Hamill on 8922 6403 or email@example.com no later than the 15 October.
What does DOCs have to say about better ratios
Recently Dr Gul Izmir from the NSW Department of Community Services was questioned about the NSW DoCS position on better ratios for babies. The following question was asked of her at a conference “One of the strategy’s in the ‘DoCS Brighter Futures Early Intervention’ program is to engage vulnerable families and children under three at risk into quality childcare. I am interested in DoCS definition of ‘quality ’ as it is my understanding that the current ratio of 1 to 5 for children under 2 in NSW does not equate to quality as determined by the research. And I would say we are in fact exposing those such children to perhaps greater risk”.
Dr Izmir responded by saying that not everyone agreed with the research on better ratios for babies. Dr Izmir expanded by saying that most services that DoCS use for their Brighter Futures Early Intervention program have better ratios than 1 to 5. As such it is interesting that DoCS have a preference for services with better ratios for their early intervention funded programs but are not willing to legislate this ratio for all children in NSW? Words never cease to amaze us.
Thanks for your support?
The petition campaign was a huge success. We were overwhelmed
with signatures of support from the private sector, community owned sector
and corporate sector. As
YES - We made the Sydney Morning Herald
That’s right page 5 in hard copy and the 3rd most
read article online. Adele Horins article on 27 September titled ‘Child-care
Laws Horrific’ highlighted the impact of a 1 to 5