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  • Meet the new Ministers

    There's two new ministers. Minister Sarah Mitchell is the new Minister for Early Education and Aboriginal Affairs and the new Assistant Minister for Education. Rob Stokes is the new Minister for Education.

  • Using photos for social media

    Many services take photos of children engaged in learning activities and provide these to parents as a record of their child's development.

  • 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 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.

  • 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?

  • Start Strong fee reduction

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

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