It doesn't matter what you call it, it is vital that kids have the opportunity to receive a quality early education
But it's hard to plan, hard to keep staff, hard to feel secure if your funding is only agreed on a year-by-year basis.
That's what has been happening for years. In the weeks before the budget, and long into the end of the year, the early education sector has to fight and cajole the Federal Government into funding kindy/preschool for another year under the National Partnerships agreement to maintain universal access to kindy for all Aussie kids.
That just isn't good enough.
No certainty means early educators are on edge, parents are in a panic over what will happen next year - AND IT'S THE KIDS WHO CAN MISS OUT.
Well we think that stinks. Tell the Turnbull government that early education is VITAL and funding it securely and sustainably in the 2018 Budget (just like they do for school) is what our kids deserve.
We don't want any kids missing out on important early learning. It's time to finally fund kindy properly NOW.