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ANTI-vaccine activists are using secret Facebook groups to set-up backyard daycare centres to skirt No Jab No Play laws.

Health authorities have expressed concern that such centres could become a serious health risk for the children involved with diseases like measles, mumps and whooping cough currently circulating in Australia.

Northern beaches mother Heidi Street this week posted on Vaccine Free Australia, a group with more than 5000 members, that she was taking “expressions of interest” for vaccine-free childcare.

Mother Heidi Street wants to open her own “vaccine-free childcare”.
“I would like to open a daycare in my home for 3-4 children, 2 days per week ... I have 2 children ... I have a strong passion for children's health and wellbeing and have a beautiful nurturing soul,” she posted.

“Children's days would be spent among nature, a walk to the beach, learning through play and games. Please let me know if this interests you.”

Ms Street received inquiries from supporters who suggested setting up similar home-based daycare in Ipswich, Cronulla, Adelaide and Sydney’s western suburbs.

“Many families are concerned about vaccinating. Yes it’s in response to No Jab No Play,” Ms Street said.

The Sunday Telegraph revealed this week Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was urging all states to adopt NSW-style No Jab No Play legislation to ban unvaccinated children from childcare with a crackdown on the current exemption of conscientious objection.

Vaccine Free Australia, The Daily Telegraph 7 Comments [3/19/2017 4:53:08 PM]
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Uilleam

Nobody who would willingly subject their child to easily preventable diseases should be allowed to raise a child.

3/19/2017 5:24:58 PM

Citizen Justin

"Children's days would be spent among nature, a walk to the beach,"

Just hope they don't tread on a rusty nail then. Tetanus requires rather more than a "beautiful nurturing soul".

3/20/2017 5:47:38 AM

Kanna

We need a generic name for these no-vaccine home-preskoole places. "Measle-Mommies"? "Pertussis-Playtime"? "Whooping-Cough-Crèche"?

3/20/2017 9:25:09 AM

Demon Duck of Doom

Why are they not in jail?

3/20/2017 2:30:09 PM

Kuyohashi

@Kanna

Well, if it's not too on the nose, how about "The Place Small Children Go To Die Because Mommy Got Her Medical Degree Off A Can Of Soup?"

3/20/2017 6:11:21 PM

Diatryma

Those of the unvaccinated kids who reach adulthood may just vax their own kids against everything in the book in order to spare them what they went through. Well, at least I hope they will.

3/20/2017 9:38:26 PM

NonProphet

If you loved your children, you wouldn't willingly expose them to easily-preventable deadly diseases just because you're too stupid or lazy to learn anything about basic science.

3/20/2017 10:52:28 PM

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