The latest data released by The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority reveals that far too many Victorian childcare centres and preschools are not meeting national quality standards.
This worrying data shows that 588 Victorian centres have not yet achieved national quality standards.
Not only have 16 per cent of Victoria’s childcare centres not met these important standards, but some centres also have not even been assessed since 2013.
Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Education, Cindy McLeish:
“It’s not good enough that one in six Victorian childcare centres have not met national quality standards.
“The State Government must explain what action is being taken to improve the quality of care at Victorian childcare centres.
“Parents must be able to have confidence that Victorian childcare centres are making the grade but this data reveals far too many are not.”