Child care educators in Page are among more than 50,000 long day care educators across Australia set to benefit from a $200 million Federal Government investment in professional development.
“The Federal Government’s Long Day Care Professional Development Programme will directly support 25 long day care services Pageto help with the cost of training and upskilling their educators,” Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan said.
Total funding for Page’s long day services is more than $782,000.
“This includes specific support for early childhood teachers and regional, rural and remote services to address respective skill shortages.”
“I’m delighted our local child care operators have embraced this programme, which was set up to ensure a fairer go after the previous Labor fund would have seen 70 per cent of long day care educators miss out.”
“We want to help as many long day care services as possible deliver high-quality education and care for local families by ensuring they can afford to train and educate staff up to the new national child care standards.”
This funding is now available until June 2017 to support long day care services and educators’ training costs related to National Quality Framework requirements.
Further information is available at www.education.gov.au/ldcpdp