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Nannies, Migration and Early Childhood Education and CareAn International Comparison of In-Home Childcare Policy and Practice$
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Elizabeth Adamson

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447330141

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447330141.001.0001

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Policy structures in Australia, the UK and Canada

Policy structures in Australia, the UK and Canada

(p.57) Three Policy structures in Australia, the UK and Canada
Nannies, Migration and Early Childhood Education and Care

Elizabeth Adamson

Policy Press

This chapter provides a comprehensive account of the policy details that shape the supply and demand of in-home childcare in each country. Based on a structural approach to analysis, the different funding mechanisms, eligibility criteria, regulatory requirements and migration rules are detailed to compare and contrast how in-home childcare is supported by governments in each country. It focuses on how nannies and other forms of in-home childcare are situated within ECEC structures, but also considers broader policy influences, namely immigration policy and regulation. The second part focuses on the intersection of these policy mechanisms to highlight some tensions and inconsistencies in governments’ approaches to supporting in-home childcare. This chapter provides a foundation for Part 2 of the book, which turns to the rationales and implications of in-home childcare policies.

Keywords:   funding mechanisms, immigration policy, childcare, nannies, in-home childcare

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