Don't be conned by the 'extra' funding for ECE. The 1.1% increase is to cover four years of projected roll growth as the new wave of babies arrive at centres. It's way below the rate of inflation and is effectively a funding cut. A lot of centres will not make enough to cover costs and as a result will be charging more fees. Sucks eh?
This government treads water as usual; no forward thinking, no real plan, just keep paddling until you tire...
Maybe the election will come before that happens?