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Boost early education: child care group urges PM


The Community Child Care Co-operative (NSW) is calling on the prime minister, Kevin Rudd, to renew his commitment to early education.

“We hope that in removing Early Childhood from the Education portfolio
and thus out of Cabinet, that the issues of early education will not be out of sight, out of mind. The Early Childhood has been recently scrapped from the Education portfolio and taken out of the Cabinet,” writes the Co-operative.

In 2010, The Commnity Child Care Co-operative wrote an open letter to then prime minister, Mr Rudd. It praised him for the reforms he had introduced to early education.

“The changes you are making to early education and care through the National Quality
Framework (NQF), especially the adoption of the Early Years Learning Framework, the improvement to staff-child ratios and the requirements for higher qualifications for staff in children’s services, are all truly transformative measures to the children’s services landscape,” the 2010 letter said.

The Co-operative said it wanted to again remind the prime minister that these changes continued to be vital. The Co-operative also praised Kate Ellis for her ongoing efforts as minister.

“Minister Ellis is a passionate, articulate and a skilled voice for early education,” says the Co-operative.




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