A commitment to quality in child care and early learning
Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham
Minister for Education and Training
Children in child care and early learning will benefit from a $61.1 million funding injection from the Turnbull Government to boost service quality.
Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the funding would support states and territories with their regulation and accreditation responsibilities and would flow now that all states and territories have signed up to the National Partnership on the National Quality Agenda for Early Childhood Education and Care.
“To help states and territories administer the National Quality Framework to ensure ongoing compliance, the Turnbull Government has provided an additional $61.1 million,” Minister Birmingham said.
“Ultimately this funding is about delivering better education and developmental outcomes for young Australians and giving families confidence in the services they are using.
“The $61.1 million for service quality is in addition to the Turnbull Government’s child care reforms which include more than $3 billion in additional funding to give around one million families more affordable, accessible and fairer child care.
“I encourage families with children entering early education and care to visit www.startingblocks.gov.au/ for information about assessments and ratings for local child care services.”
Article courtesy of The Department of Education and Training Media Centre