Thrive by Five backs overhaul of early learning system
9 December 2021 – Thrive by Five has welcomed NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet’s National Press Club address yesterday where he outlined his Government’s willingness to take full responsibility for early childhood education and care.
Minderoo Foundation Deputy CEO, Felicity Gooding, said Mr Perrottet’s speech had confirmed systemic change was needed to deliver better outcomes for children, parents, educators and the economy.
“The Thrive by Five campaign has long argued that a drastic overhaul of Australia’s early learning system is needed to ensure our children have the best possible chance to reach their potential,” Mrs Gooding said.
“It is truly encouraging to see our message is being heard and an increasing number of elected leaders across the country – and across the political divide – agree that reform is essential, adding to the voices of business, unions, the early childhood education and care sector, parents, educators and women’s organisations.”
Mrs Gooding said Thrive by Five would continue to engage with the NSW Government and elected representatives from across the country to drive these important changes.
“It is critical that this reform is placed on the national cabinet agenda for the benefit of all children across Australia,” she said.