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The Rise of the For-Profit Child Care Sector: Implications for Choosing Quality Child Care in Northern Regional Australia

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The Rise of the For-Profit Child Care Sector: Implications for Choosing Quality Child Care in Northern Regional Australia
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Date Record Created
2015-08-18
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Language
English
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Date Coverage
2009-08-01 to 2010-08-31
Time Period
This was a time of substantial change in the childcare sector
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    The outcomes of this research were achieved by using a qualitative methodology informed by a feminist perspective. The study focused on the experiences of parents/carers in large regional cities, with populations greater than 50,000, in northern Australia. The qualitative semi-structured, in-depth interview was chosen as the data gathering technique. Parents/carers were interviewed in each of the following regional cities; Cairns, Mackay and Darwin. These parents/carers were using either community-based or for-profit long day care, or searching for these child care services. Respondents were recruited on a voluntary basis through the distribution of recruitment flyers to all types of long day care centres and public locations such as libraries and university campuses. Each respondent was interviewed once and interviews lasted for approximately one hour. The focus of the interview questions was: • the experience of choosing and locating child care in a large regional city • exploring the link between child care choice and quality • views on community-based and for-profit long day care facilities The interviews were transcribed and analysed using the grounded theory techniques of coding and theme development.

Related Publications
  1. Harris, Nonie, and Tinning, Beth (2015) When feminist ideas are hijacked: women's experience of the contemporary childcare landscape. In: Raith, Lisa, Jones, Jenny, and Porter, Marie, (eds.) Mothers at the Margins: stories of challenge, resistance and love. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, pp. 172-186.
  2. Harris, Nonie, and Tinning, Beth (2012) Hearing parents' and carers' voices: experiences of accessing quality long day care in northern regional Australia. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 37 (3). pp. 14-21.
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  1. Managed by: Dr Nonie Harris , nonie.harris@jcu.edu.au , Discipline of Social Work & Community Welfare
Primary Contact
Dr Nonie Harris, nonie.harris@jcu.edu.au
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Collaborators
  1. Beth Tinning
Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 160703 - Social Program Evaluation (160703)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. 949999 - Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified (949999)
Keywords
  1. childcare
  2. policy
  3. regional australia
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Research Themes
People and Societies in the Tropics
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Room 248, Building 4, Douglas Campus, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.
Citation
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Harris, Nonie. (2015). The Rise of the For-Profit Child Care Sector: Implications for Choosing Quality Child Care in Northern Regional Australia. James Cook University. [Data files] 9013b04660c4bf642f1a028668bb24f9