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In the News: Karen Hardy: “Big childcare choices need to be made”

Great article up today from Karen Hardy in the Opinion pages of the Canberra Times.

As a parent, one of my biggest bugbears was the turnover of staff, 180 a week, as alluded to by the Big Steps website. Your child would just have become attached to a particular carer, you would have developed a relationship with them yourself, and then they’d leave. I totally understood why, but, in those years when I was in the heart of it, could barely sympathise.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/opinion/big-childcare-choices-need-to-be-made-20120803-23khd.html

By Liam McNicholas

I am an experienced early childhood teacher, writer and advocate. As well as managing community not-for-profit early childhood operations in a variety of roles, I have advocated for children's human rights; the need for investment in early childhood education; and for professional recognition and wages for those working in early childhood education and care.

I am available to be commissioned for freelance writing, editing, event speaking and consulting work.

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