The early childhood education and care workforce is still in crisis.
Too many centres across the country are struggling to recruit and retain staff. Many have closed under the pressure, leaving families without access to the education and care they need.
Without better pay and improved working conditions and action to make sure there are enough early childhood educators to educate and care for children in the future, educators will continue to leave the industry in droves.
The sector can’t go on like this.
We need the Federal Government to fund our Workforce Action Plan in this month’s budget to fix the early education workforce crisis.
Right now, you can send a message to Treasurer Jim Chalmers asking him to commit to fund the necessary reforms to our early learning sector in the upcoming October budget to ensure our children get the best start in life. Use the form on the left—it only takes a minute.
Let’s make sure early childhood educators are properly valued and our children get the education and care they need.