Budget 2021: Federal Government’s childcare reform a ‘targeted’ & ‘proportional’ investment, but for whom?

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The Australian government has announced major changes to its childcare subsidy ahead of the May 11 federal budget, but who will benefit from them?

“This could force parents out of their jobs”

With ‘free childcare’ ending yesterday, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says many parents – especially women – in small businesses will be faced with difficult decisions. “For small business owners – many of which are mothers – who have been working tirelessly to get back on their feet, childcare has… Continue reading “This could force parents out of their jobs”

Mark Woodland on Xplor, the edutech start-up that evolved out of his $22m childcare service

Melbourne-based edutech start-up Xplor recently raised $6 million in Series A funding. It’s a big win for founder and CEO Mark Woodland, who sees it as validation of his vision and business model. Having previously transformed his family-owned childcare centre into $22 million business, he’s determined to disrupt the early learning sector, here and abroad, by… Continue reading Mark Woodland on Xplor, the edutech start-up that evolved out of his $22m childcare service