New national childcare workforce strategy on public exhibition

Public consultations on the development of the 10-year National Children’s Education and Care Workforce Strategy (2021-30) are now open.

And the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) is encouraging anyone working in early childhood to:

Feedback will support the development of the strategy to improve the supply, retention and quality of workers in the children’s education; and care sector, with the survey closing 31 May.

Visit the ACECQA website to learn more about the strategy.

In related news, this week is the Early Childhood Education and Care National Workforce Census reference week (10-16 May), with CIS-approved services required to complete the census under Family Assistance Law.

Data for the census, including child attendance and workforce details, can be entered from 17 May.

Click here to register.