NSW’s skilled and invaluable early learning professionals are helping children become learners for life through quality, play-based education, setting them up for a future of health and happiness. A career in early learning offers job security and career progression, with new programs providing financial relief and support for teachers and educators, no matter what stage you are at in your career.
Early childhood education and care is changing in NSW, and supporting and enhancing the capabilities of the diverse early learning workforce is our priority .
With increased scholarships, improved professional development, and research to investigate delivery models, we are committed to support our existing workforce as well as strengthening the workforce pipeline.
We have been developing options, in consultation with the sector, to support a trial for ECEC services to offer free or low-cost ECEC for the children of their teachers and educators. The department is working with sector experts to attract, retain and upskill early learning professionals across the state. There’s never been a better time to be doing meaningful, rewarding work that makes a difference to the lives of children, families and communities in NSW.