The Albanese Government is supporting the early childhood education and care workforce, ensuring Brand families can make the choices that work for them around care, work hours and education.
The Government’s 2023-24 Budget, which will be delivered next Tuesday night, will include $72.4 million to support Australia’s early childhood education and care sector.
This important investment will see improved access to professional development opportunities – making it easier for educators to progress their careers and improving the overall quality of training in the sector.
The package will support around 75,000 early childhood educators, with a targeted focus on regional and remote services and First Nations organisations.
This vital investment will ensure high quality early childhood educators remain in the sector, with clear opportunities for career advancement.
From July, early childhood education and care will become more affordable for around 1.2 million Australian families – thanks to reforms delivered by the Albanese Government.
These landmark changes will ensure Australian families are empowered to make the choices that are right for them when it comes to early learning, workforce participation and further education – while also improving economic security for women.
Federal Member for Brand, Madeleine King MP, said the Government is delivering on its commitment to improve Australia’s early childhood education and care sector, which will have a positive impact on local families living in her community.
“More affordable early childhood education will deliver real cost-of-living relief for 6,900 families in Brand,” Minister King said.
“Every child should have access to the best possible early education, whether they live in the city, regionally, or in outer metropolitan areas like my community in the Rockingham and Kwinana area. By investing in the nation’s early childhood education and care sector, we’re ensuring children around the country have a bright future ahead.”