Investing in early learning would boost the economy, ease financial pressure on families and help children maximise their potential.
And with the world battling a global pandemic, this has never been more important. Early learning and childcare can be a key driver of the recovery from the pandemic.
A high quality, universally accessible and affordable early learning system would allow an extra 98,800 parents*, mainly women, to get back into the workforce – which would in turn boost productivity and the economy.
In fact, according to the Grattan Institute*, making childcare more affordable would boost GDP by an estimated $11 billion annually, and deliver $150,000 in higher lifetime earnings for the average Australian working mother.
That’s why we’re calling for high quality, universally accessible and affordable early learning and childcare. It will benefit children, women and the economy.
As a business leader, you’re in a unique position. You’re an expert and trusted voice in the field of economic drivers, and are critical for leading change.
Will you pledge your support for high quality, universally accessible and affordable early learning and childcare?
*Report on government services (ROGS)
*Grattan Institute: Cheaper childcare: A practical plan to boost female workforce participation