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Start Strong Capital Works Grants Program new round opens

A new round of Start Strong Capital Works grants is now open, supporting community preschools in New South Wales to build, renovate or extend their facilities, or purchase a vehicle for a mobile preschool, as well as to respond to a crisis situation with a capital works project.

2 weeks

by Freya Lucas

Work underway at 380 South Australian preschools as stimulus package funds begin

South Australian preschools are starting to engage local tradespeople to complete priority maintenance work, as part of a $7.6 million stimulus package in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

3 weeks

by Freya Lucas

Infrastructure and home renos – a stimulus package that leaves women and our children behind

By investing solely in infrastructure instead of the human capital of our kids, our leaders are not making the smartest use of your money, writes ARACY CEO Penny Dakin.

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by Freya Lucas

NZ Government allocates $287 million to restore 100 per cent funding band for ECTs

The New Zealand Government’s commitment to improve the quality of early childhood education (ECE) is taking “another step forward” with the reintroduction of a higher funding rate for services that employ fully qualified and registered early childhood teachers (ECTs), NZ Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced yesterday.

2 months

by Freya Lucas

NZ spends up big to improve the pay of 17,000 ECTs - is Australia next?

The 2020 New Zealand Budget, to be delivered 14 May, provides a NZ$151.1 million funding boost over four years for early learning services to improve the pay of up to 17,000 qualified teachers working in education and care services. With Australia’s close connection to our neighbours across the ditch, the question is, will Australia follow suit?

2 months

by Freya Lucas

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