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  • 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.

  • Start Strong fee reduction

    The NSW Government is committed to ensuring that affordability is not a barrier for families with young children.

  • Join the Inner West Virtual CoP

    Are you in the Inner West, Burwood, Canada Bay, Strathfield or Canterbury-Bankstown local government areas (LGAs)? Do you want to help create positive transition-to-school experiences for pre-schoolers?

  • $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.

  • Regional and Remote consultation

    We are currently seeking input from early childhood education providers on how best to support the needs of families, children and communities in remote and regional areas. This will help ensure we meet our target to increase participation and provide universal access to early childhood services across the state.

  • 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.

  • New ACECQA resources

    The department is working with the Federal Government and other jurisdictions to support quality improvement in the family day care sector, and to ensure family day care providers understand their obligations and responsibilities under the National Law.

  • 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.


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