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  • Have your say on our new website

    The communications and engagement team at the Early Childhood Directorate are working on developing a new website as part of a department-wide refresh of the existing dec.nsw.edu.au site.

  • Second PDSP funding round open

    The Preschool Disability Support Program (PDSP) is a funding scheme supporting children with disability in community preschool settings. It is designed to improve access to preschool education, and support equitable educational outcomes for children.

  • NDIS Survey

    ECED staff want to deepen their insights on the sector's understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) so better information and support resources can be provided. A range of data has already been gathered.

  • Capital Works to expand ECE

    Families in NSW will have more opportunities to find preschool places with the allocation of $8 million in grants to upgrade services.

  • New approvals process

    The department has strengthened the approvals process for early childhood education providers and services.  Since July 2016, applicants for service and provider approvals and those wishing to transfer existing services have been required to undergo a comprehensive application process.

  • $30m in LDC Start Strong funding

    Eligible long day care centres will receive $30 million in funding as part of the government's Start Strong Long Day Care funding program.

  • Rural and Remote Early Childhood Teaching Scholarships

    Thirty scholarships of up to $10,000 each are available for diploma qualified educators working in rural and remote communities, and areas with an identified shortage of early childhood teachers, to help ensure equal access to quality childhood education for all children.

  • ECED consulting with the sector

    The directorate is holding a series of information and consultation sessions with the early childhood sector in May. In thirteen separate sessions at eleven locations across Sydney suburbs and regional centres, we'll be discussing some of the key policies and initiatives being developed and implemented.

  • AECEDE to research young lives

    Early childhood services in NSW will be invited to assist in adding to the body of Australian research data by participating in the AECEDE research project this year.

  • NDIS for Services

    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is already rolling out nationally in selected regions and will be fully implemented across NSW by 1 July 2018.

    For children under the age of six, the NDIS is working with Early Childhood Providers to support families to access early childhood education intervention for children where required.


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