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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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