Out-of-school hours care

The WWRG, together with the National Foundation for Australian Women, the Equality Rights Alliance and Economic Security 4 Women organised and ran a workshop on Out of School Hours Care and Women's Labour Force Participation: Innovations in Provision & Supply, on Wednesday 21st March, 2012.

The workshop's aim was to discuss the availability and accessibility of affordable, quality Out of School Hours Care provision from a women¿¿¿s workforce participation perspective and to address the issue of engaging the children who are the participant/potential participants in such programs.

The workshop was by invitation only and was very well attended by the full range of stakeholders, public private and not-for-profit, in the area. The roundtable heard a number of speakers (see PowerPoint presentations below where these are available) and aimed to identify innovative solutions to address the above issues. A report from the workshop will be published shortly and made available through this site.

Speakers were:

Dr Jennifer Baxter and Kelly Hand, Australian Institute of Family Studies
Outside school hours care and maternal employment
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Rebecca Cassells, NATSEM, University of Canberra and Sally Cowling, Social Justice Unit, UnitingCare Children, Young People and Families
Patterns of use in formal OSHC services: social gradients and patterns of use
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Karen Burke, Regional Coordinator, Central Coast, Active After-school Communities, Australian Sports Commission
Children and sport: strategies for engaging In-active children in after-school hours care


Winifred Hanson, Director, Education, Swish Education, Canberra
Out-of-school hours care and engaging older children: 'In Betweeners' - Too Old for care?
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Matthew Hardy, Branch Manager, Early Childhood and Child Care Programs, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Australian Government Support for Outside School Hours Care
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