We are proud to join the ‘Make It Free’ campaign, calling the Government to:
- Make childcare free permanently for every Australian family
- Ensure that every child has access to quality childhood education and care
- Pay early childhood educators and carers a fairer wage
We firmly believe that childcare is an essential service, especially needed for people who are experiencing financial or social disadvantage. Accessible childcare creates the foundations for future learning, health and well-being and is a critical support service for families.
With birth workers being predominantly women, access to free childcare also has the potential to increase workforce participation for these important workers and as a result could improve the continuity of care that is key to supporting pregnant women.
Find out more and sign up to the campaign here.