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Growth of Demand for Professional Child Carers in Australia

It is estimated that there are 1,376,470 million Australian children and 986,000 families who attend childcare in Australia. That is how high the demand for childcare is. Necessarily, this demand means that there is also a huge demand for qualified childcare professionals to fill these roles. As of 2021, there are around 13,138 childcare services who are looking to employ highly trained professionals to help children reach their full potential during their developmental years. This infographic details the growth of formal childcare in Australia, due to its importance vis a vis its counterpart, informal childcare. The last few years have shown a decline in the latter as we discover the importance of highly trained professionals caring for our children in their formative years. 
 

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FORMAL CHILDCARE

60% of children from couple families where both
parents were employed attend formal childcare

There's an increase from 17% to 28% children
aged 0-11 attend childcare

Children spend an average of 23.6 hours in
formal childcare per week

The average hourly cost for family
day care is $10.50

3 BENEFITS OF
FORMAL CHILDCARE SERVICES

Many parents choose formal childcare services in
preparation for the formal school of their children. There
are many benefits of enrolling your child in formal
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Structured, Routine Play
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More Opportunities For Children
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empowerment. It teaches children how to
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85% of a child's brain develops before the
age of 5. Formal childcare services give
your child the opportunity to learn skills
critical for developmental milestones
including cognitive skills, social skills,
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INFORMAL CHILDCARE

Informal care means non-regulated care that is
either paid or unpaid

Examples include relatives who provide
home-based care for children

There has been a decrease from 37% to 29%
of children aged 0-11 in informal care

 

WHY HAS THERE BEEN A DECLINE
IN INFORMAL CHILDCARE?

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