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

Uniting NSW.ACT confirms closure of three services after strategic review

Not-for-profit early education and care provider Uniting NSW.ACT has confirmed that after the completion of a strategic portfolio review three early learning services located in New South Wales will be closed.

2 days

by Jason Roberts

ACECQA launches new mapping tool showing real time open/closed status of ECEC services

The Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) have launched a new close to real time mapping tool that displays which services are open and which early childhood education and care (ECEC) services have been temporarily closed across Australia.

3 days

by Jason Roberts

Department of Education issues reminder - “CCS returns - are you ready?”

The Federal Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) has issued an “are you ready” reminder for services ahead of the return to Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) on Monday 13 July.

3 days

by Jason Roberts

Melbourne returns to lockdown - Dan Tehan confirms ECEC to remain open and “gap” fee waivers for affected families

In the wake of Greater Melbourne returning to lockdown Dan Tehan, Federal Minister for Education has confirmed that early childhood education and care (ECEC) services will remain open and that “gap” fee waivers will be extended to families directly impacted by COVID-19.

5 days

by Jason Roberts

Fair Work extends pandemic leave and annual leave COVID-19 measures

The Fair Work Commission has extended two temporary entitlement measures introduced in April 2020 that were designed to give employees, and their employers, additional flexibility when managing leave during the COVID-19 pandemic.

7 days

by Jason Roberts

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