25 OctBudget delivers for families, but more needed on early years workforce
The ALP’s first Federal Budget in almost ten years reflects the need to support working parents but it falls short of resourcing a key driver of workforce participation – supporting educators to deliver affordable, high quality Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC).
“However, we are concerned, in the absence of significant investment in the ECEC workforce including initiatives to retain current staff, early childhood services will not be able to expand to provide the additional early childhood education and care,” said Early Learning Association Australia’s (ELAA) Acting CEO, Megan O’Connell.
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