COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED TO HAVE THEIR SAY ON LANDMARK CHILDCARE CHANGES
The NSW Government is calling on families and the community to have their say on the NSW Government’s historic commitment to provide families with high-quality, free early childhood education across the state.
The centrepiece of the government’s Early Years Commitment will see the introduction of a universal pre-Kindergarten year by 2030 and a $5 billion investment through the Childcare and Economic Opportunity Fund.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the NSW Government was investing in the future of our children with this significant investment that will transform the sector.
“The NSW Government’s investment in early education will change the lives of families and our youngest learners for generations to come,” Mr Anderson said.
“It’s so important that as we move towards implementing these initiatives, we listen to feedback from educators, families, families-to-be and the broader community to ensure that we get the implementation of the Early Years Commitment right.”
Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell said the opening of the public consultation of these two landmark initiatives marks an important milestone in the design and development process to drive change in early childhood education.
“This is an exciting first step towards transforming early childhood education and care as we know it,” Ms Mitchell said.
“The Early Years Commitment is an ambitious and bold vision and I know we cannot do it without deep and strong participation with families, educators and the wider community.
“Following these initial consultation, we will share a more detailed plan on how were will work collaboratively with the public and the sector over the next few years, particularly for universal pre-Kindergarten.”
Submissions are open until Friday 14 October 2022.