Jason Roberts

Founder/CEO

Jason Roberts entered the ECEC sector in 2013 as CEO of G8 Education. He spent four years in senior executive positions before transitioning out of the business in January 2018. His time at G8 has given him a very valuable insight into the managing of large child care business and all the successes and challenges that come with them. Since leaving G8 Jason has continued to actively consult to the ECEC sector as an advisor, and work toward launching The Sector website. Jason has significant business and financial experience having previously worked in a range of roles in London, Singapore and Australia. Jason is married with two beautiful sons, aged 3 years and 1 years old both of which are enrolled in early education centres close to where he lives on the Gold Coast. Jason’s key role at The Sector is to oversee strategy, provide opinion pieces and cover sector news.

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Articles by Jason Roberts

Much anticipated 2019 NQF Review terms of reference and issues paper released

The 2019 National Quality Framework Review terms of reference and issue paper has been released by the Education Council and provides insight into the areas that this period’s review will cover and what issues will be covered during the consultation process.

31 minutes ago

by Jason Roberts

G8 provides update on occupancy, ECT turnover and strategy progress at AGM

G8 Education Ltd has continued its positive start to the year on the occupancy front and as well as acknowledging good progress is being made on strategy implementation, confirmed that Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) turnover has fallen 5 per cent since the decision to introduce higher base wage levels in October 2018.

4 hours ago

by Jason Roberts

Innovation leading “Nursery of the Future” opens its doors in Dubai

A new early learning centre has opened with 22 learning spaces, interactive digital walls, age specific smart sleeping pods, mindfulness zones, a yard complete with race track and splash pad, a fully equipped science lab, a climbing wall, a staffed medical centre and much more housed in a specially designed futuristic setting spread across a 600 square metre area, Gulf News UAE has reported.

2 days ago

by Jason Roberts

Child Care Subsidy impact on sector revealed in latest DET report

The Federal Department of Education and Training (DET) have released their first issue of the Child Care in Australia information report which draws on data gathered by the Department of Human Services post the implementation of the new Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

7 days ago

by Jason Roberts

Meraki Foundation recognised as Early Ed pioneer in efforts to solve literacy crisis in India

The Meraki Foundation, an Indian organisation that focuses on creating parent engagement programs that enable low income families to support the development and learning outcomes of their young children, has won the Education category of the World Changing Ideas 2019 Awards hosted by business publication, Fast Company.

9 days ago

by Jason Roberts