Despite SFO dropping it's investigation against corporate baby-farmers Kidicorp, they are happy to say that management routinely fixed the books to make it look like more qualified staff were at work in order to qualify for extra funding.
They already get $60m to 'look after' 10,000 kids, but I guess they wanted just a little bit more from the taxpayer. Greedy bastards.
The corporatisation of ECE has been a lolly scramble with the public/private formula meaning there's really no way you can lose. ECE is prime investment and with the increasing of legal roll sizes, the lowering of teacher qualification standards, and economic management dictating the curriculum, everyday is payday for this bunch of shiny-arsed suits.
Feeling used? ABC, Kidicorp etc, attack the professionalism of teaching and turn children into numbers. Reject the corporate model and keep your centre autonomous and thus better able to reflect the community and its children.