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Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget



Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget

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104 Department of Education and Training Early Years Policy advice, standard setting and monitoring, and financial assistance that promotes childrens early learning and development and provides parenting information and education. Activities include assistance to, and regulation of, child care services and the provision of resources to toy libraries, mobile services, play groups, and parenting support and information programs. Key Deliverables 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget Approved long-day care places1 4 216 4 149 4 149 Child care subsidy payments made on time 95% 95% 95% 1 Following the introduction of the Education and Care Services (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011, Commonwealth Government-funded services previously licensed by the Northern Territory are no longer included. Preschool Education Provision of optional part-time or full-time preschool services for children aged from four years in urban areas and from three years in remote areas. Key Deliverables 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget Total preschool student enrolment 3 295 3 334 3 370 Indigenous preschool students enrolments 1 375 1 394 1 415 Attendance rates: non-Indigenous 90% 88% 90% Indigenous 65% 62% 65% Students attending over 80%:1 non-Indigenous 81% 84% Indigenous 27% 30% 1 Not comparable to previous years due to a break in series. Reporting systems for this measure have been improved and replaced, providing greater accuracy.

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