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International ECEC workforce survey results

First ever international early childhood workforce survey released – Australia is not alone in its challenges! The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has released its first ever international Teaching and Learning survey focused on the Early Childhood Education and Care workforce. The findings provide interesting parallels for Australian early childhood education and care providers, […]

Building a sustainable workforce

Ahead of both the NSW and Federal elections this year, the need for serious government commitment to sustainable workforce strategies was raised time and again. At the national level some parties, but not all, responded with detailed policy positions.  The Liberal party, which was silent on workforce policy, has now been returned to government so the […]


National Early Childhood Election Forum

National Early Childhood Election Forum report The forum held in Melbourne last week was sponsored by some of the partners behind Early Learning: Everyone Benefits – CELA, ECA-Victoria, ELAA, Goodstart, CELA, KU Children’s Services, and Playgroups Australia. CELA CEO Michele Carnegie and Research Adviser Megan O’Connell attended the event. Interesting viewing Last week’s National Early […]

Preschools, craft breweries lead jobs growth for next 5 years: IBISWorld

Skills shortages in early childhood education Telling the sector nothing we don’t know about skills shortages, but saying it in a way politicians might understand, a new report from IBISWorld identifies preschool teaching as a high demand area for employment for at least the next five years. ‘Preschool education’ joins data storage services, craft beer […]

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