A link to this for those interested in Playcentres and Early Childhood Education:
Supporting Playcentre in the 21st Century
The authors: Bernard and Maureen Woodhams, Woodhams Research Associates
The purpose of this report is to provide a factual basis for understanding the needs of Playcentre and suggestions on how the Government and Playcentre Federation can support Playcentres and ensure their long term viability.
The first chapter of the report provides background on Playcentre and how it works. The second and third chapters outline the results of our research on the costs of providing Playcentre, and the issues currently affecting centres and the Playcentre movement. The report concludes with recommendations.
Some of the most interesting stuff in this report isn't actually referred to in this overview: (for example, the arguably systemic devaluing of full-time parenting as a legitimate and valid choice).