Parents love early childhood educators. They are extraordinary people who nurture and teach children during their critical first few years.
Young children thrive when they build strong relationships with their parents and their educators.
But these relationships are put at risk when educators can't stay in the sector because they're badly underpaid - just $22 an hour.
Parents know that better pay for educators will mean less turnover of staff, helping children build long-lasting, deep relationship with their educators. That means big benefits for kids.
But, parents can't afford higher childcare fees. That's why we want more government funding for early childhood.
We're calling on our federal election candidates to commit to equal pay for educators, so our children have the best start in life.
Please, join us in the fight for better early childhood education and better wages for educators.