Early Childhood Workforce Initiatives


It is very important that the Australian child care sector is able to provide high-quality care to children. The Early Childhood Workforce Initiatives offer a range of programs, incentives and information to support, train and retain experienced and qualified child care and early learning educators.

Early Childhood Literacy and Numeracy: Building Good Practice

The Early Childhood Literacy and Numeracy booklet and associated flashcards help early childhood educators transform children's everyday activities into opportunities for teaching literacy and numeracy concepts.

National Workforce Census

The National Workforce Census helps government planning for early childhood education and care.

Early Years Workforce Strategy

In September 2012, the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood published the Early Years Workforce Strategy.

Recognition of Prior Learning

The Recognition of Prior Learning Assessment Toolkits assist early childhood workers who have experience in the industry to have their skills recognised and obtain or upgrade their qualifications.

Investing in Experience program

Investing in Experience (Skills Recognition and Training) program helps mature-age workers, including those in the child care and early learning sector, gain formal recognition of their skills and receive training to fill any knowledge or skills gaps.

Inclusion Support Programme

The Inclusion Support Programme provides support and assistance so child care services are able to care for children with additional needs.

Continuity of Learning

The Continuity of Learning: a resource to support effective transition to school and school age care resource has been developed by the Educational Transitions Continuity and Change research team at Charles Sturt University. It provides practical ways to assist children transition to school and school-aged care, reflecting on the experiences of children, families, educators and communities

Leading Learning Circles for Educators Engaged in Study

The Leading Learning Circles for Educators Engaged in Study has been developed to assist child care services support their educators as they undertake study.