Next round of sector consultations open

The second round of sector consultation sessions has commenced, with a total of 16 sessions planned in 15 locations around the state, to discuss key policies and initiatives over the next 4 weeks.

Building on the high levels of engagement in the successful May consultation series, the department is continuing its commitment to working closely with the sector to ensure ongoing positive engagement and participation.

The consultations provide a direct opportunity to seek feedback which helps shape strategies to support best practice in early childhood education and the delivery of high quality services for children and their families. The face-to-face format of the sessions has proven very useful for collecting and sharing information and facilitating open discussions on a range of topics.

The upcoming sessions will explore initiatives such as the Early Childhood Education workforce plan, provide further clarity on the changes to the National Law and Regulations and for community preschools, an outline of new arrangements to support the participation of children with a disability. These interactive sessions will again have an emphasis on gathering feedback from participants throughout the day.

Due to the popularity of the previous consultations, we have selected venues with greater seating capacity, but services are encouraged to book in quickly to avoid disappointment. Wait-listing is also available for all venues.

Sessions will be held on the following dates in the locations listed below:

24 October – Sydney CBD
Rydges Sydney Central

25 October – Coffs Harbour
Ex-serviceman's Bowling club

26 October – Penrith
Penrith RSL

27 October – Orange
Orange Ex-services Club

30 October – Albury
Albury Entertainment Centre

31 October – Newcastle
Noahs on the Beach

2 November – Parramatta
Park Royal Parramatta

3 November – Lismore
Lismore Workers Club

6 November – Sutherland
Tradies Gymea

8 November  – Batemans Bay
Coach House Marina Resort

9 November - Chatswood
Chatswood Golf Club

10 November  – Tamworth
Wests Diggers Club

13 November - Goulburn
Goulburn Workers Club

14 November – Sydney CBD Session #2
Sydney Masonic Centre

15 November - Dubbo
Dubbo RSL

16 November – Gosford
Central Coast Leagues Club

For more information, or to book a place at a consultation in your area, go to the ECE Eventbrite page or contact the Engagement team on 02 9266 8034.

Please note these events are for service providers and approved providers only, and there is a limit of two attendees per service.

Category:  October 2017,

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