FDCA HAS REGULATION WITHDRAWN WITH SUPPORT OF SENATOR XENOPHON
Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) with the crucial support of independent South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon has today been successful in revoking the regulation which restricts educators from accessing family day care for their own children.
After discussions with FDCA and the Educators Association of SA, which brought the impact of the regulation to his attention, Senator Xenophon this week negotiated with the Minister for Social Services, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, and had the requirement withdrawn.
We would like to applaud the Minister on this decision and express our sincere appreciation to Senator Xenophon for his support of FDCA’s campaign and of the family day care sector.
FDCA now welcomes the opportunity provided by Senator Xenophon and the Minister to work closely with the Government in developing and implementing other policy and regulatory options that will aid in ensuring the provision of quality early childhood education and care that supports high quality learning and developmental outcomes for Australian children.
Family day care services will no longer be forced to comply from 3 February 2015 with the regulation that requires services to ensure their educators do not obtain a session of care for their children from an educator in any family day care service on a day on which the family day care educator provides any session of care to a child.
This is the best possible outcome for the many quality family day care services and educators who place their own children in family day care for a whole range of legitimate reasons.
FDCA would like to thank our members for your continued support throughout the “Unite for Rights” campaign and in helping us to identify the human rights limitations and other significant impacts outlined in our submission to the Senate Committees.
Our united voice has been heard.
Stay tuned for further updates from FDCA. #unite4rightsfdc
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