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More young children in daycare after new parental leave law

Lena Hunter
January 22nd, 2024


More babies aged six to 11 months are being enrolled in daycare, after a 2022 law change resulted in more equal, but reduced total, parental leave. Daycare managers are concerned about the extra pressure, while child psychologists say the developmental effects on the children are yet unknown.


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Child psychologists say the developmental effects of early daycare enrolment are not yet known. Photo: Pixabay

More babies aged six to 11 months are being enrolled in daycare, after a 2022 law change resulted in more equal, but reduced total, parental leave. Daycare managers are concerned about the extra pressure, while child psychologists say the developmental effects on the children are yet unknown.

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