At tonight's (Tuesday) Council meeting I requested a report on childcare fees detailing the following information-
a/ childcare fees currently charged and 2012 fee schedule for all childcare service providers in Glen Eira
b/ childcare fees currently charged and 2012 fee schedule for all surrounding Councils
c/ rankings of Glen Eira's childcare fees currently charged and our 2012 fee schedule against both the above criteria.
In the June budget Council passed the full increase of new staff ratios in 2012 onto parents.
As outlined in previous postings I spoke of the concern that our Council's fees next year will place us at the higher end of the market and not in the middle range as has been the case previously.
This may also be placing our local families in an increasingly more difficult situation in being able to afford and access council's childcare services.
I will look forward to recieving the reports findings