100,000 supporters for Thrive by Five
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Thrive by Five now has 100,000 supporters – a milestone moment in ECEC advocacy

by Freya Lucas

August 15, 2023

The Minderoo Foundation’s popular Thrive by Five advocacy campaign is celebrating a significant milestone, with 100,000 supporters now signed up to its list of advocates for universally accessible, affordable, high-quality early childhood education and care (ECEC).


“We started three years ago with a vision for early learning reform, we’ve brought together a movement who are passionate supporters for change, and now we want to build on our significant wins with a push for decade-long childcare reform,” said Thrive by Five Director Jay Weatherill.

The official supporter list represents the interests of parents of young children, women, educators, allied professionals, experts and academics and others with an interest in child development and wellbeing who have come together to demand early learning reform.


“A universal early learning system gives children the best start in life, transforms families and communities and can unleash greater productivity and economic benefits,” Mr Weatherill said, complementing the campaign on its hard work and advocacy, which he believes “elevated childcare as an election at last year’s Federal election and at several state polls”.

“Universally accessible early learning is critical national infrastructure and a legacy from our generation to the next, and from our political leaders to the leaders and citizens of tomorrow.”

“We will be growing the movement in coming months, redoubling our engagement and storytelling and showing the way for a bold transformation of early childhood education and care in Australia.” 


Learn more about Thrive by Five here. 

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