The government needs to start rewarding people for getting qualifications. I get paid 500 p/w after tax for 40 hours. I am a trainee and currently doing my cert 3 in IT. Now I know it is a totally different qualification to childcare, but it seems that the government will pay you a decent wage for working at Macca's yet you get punished for being a trainee.
I think people overlook the fact that its not just childcare workers with a crappy pay but most trainees.