The Australian Association for Infant Mental Health Inc. (AAIMHI) aims to, in part:
Background paper to Guideline 1: Infants and overnight care - post separation and divorce
The community context for early childhood care is the need or wish for both parents in families to work in places where children cannot be with them. When the paid parental leave provisions come into being it may mean that many parents will no longer need child care in the very early months of life. If less young babies are using long day care services it should ease the financial burden of providing appropriate care for babies.
The context for implementation, of course, includes resource, training and industrial issues and must include the growing body of knowledge about what infants and young children need for healthy development in all spheres. Therefore we believe that the implementation of regulations to ensure this are crucial to the wellbeing of Australian children and families.
AAIMHI National Conference, Canberra
in collaboration with ARACY
30 Oct to 2 Nov 2013
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