Western Australia Minister for Community Services Robyn McSweeney
Choosing Quality WA Child Care Made Easier
Victor P Taffa
Western Australia Minister for Community Services Robyn McSweeney today encouraged Western Australian families to take advantage of newly released practical guides for choosing quality childcare providers, available from the Department for Communities’ website.
“Choosing the right childcare can seem overwhelming for many parents. The series of guides have been developed in consultation with the WA childcare industry and give parents practical information about how to recognise quality care.” Mrs. McSweeney said.
“The guides cover childcare options from babies’ right through to school-aged children and include a checklist to help with finding a provider to meet parents’ individual needs.”
“These guides play an important role for helping parents make informed decisions about choosing quality childcare that is best for their child.”
The Minister also said that WA parents had responded positively to the online publication of serious childcare breaches and prosecutions by childcare providers and was exploring practical options for also making minor concerns noted by the Child Care Licensing Unit available to parents.
Mrs. McSweeney said Children’s Services Officers and Parenting Coordinators were available to WA parents to provide information about finding the most suitable local childcare service for their needs.
The newly released guides include:
- ‘What about child care? 3+ years old’;
- ‘What about child care? Babies and toddlers’;
- ‘What about child care? School-aged children’;
- ‘What about child care? Nannies’;
- ‘Parent checklist’;