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What is life like for babies and toddlers in childcare? Understanding the 'lived experience' of infants through innovative mosaic methodology. [ 2008 - 2011 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0883913]

Researchers Prof J Sumsion; A/Prof LJ Harrison; Ms F Press; A/Prof S McLeod; Prof BS Bradley; Dr J Goodfellow

Brief description High quality childcare provision is a continuing policy challenge for the Australian Government. Lack of public confidence in childcare contributes to Australia's relatively low female workforce participation and constrains economic growth. This study will increase public, professional and parental knowledge of what life in childcare is like for infants; assist parents to make informed choices about childcare; enhance carers' professional practice; and provide guidance to the National Childcare Accreditation Council and relevant government departments about how to improve the quality of infant childcare. It will also lead to better outcomes for infants and help to ensure their healthy start to life.

Funding Amount $161,368

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