We’ve had two decades of relentless government propaganda for centre-based care from as early an age as possible, writes Victoria White.
This was not grounded in any research on possible benefits to children, but was about turbo-charging the workforce with mothers.
First Five, A Whole of Government Strategy for Babies, Young Children and Their Families, which was published this week, is a sudden and radical shift. It may signal an important new beginning in the State’s relationship with children under the age of five.
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