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Final Report - plain text

28 Aug 2023

Unions representing working in early childhood education and care; e) Consideration of the costs and benefits of implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission, including not just economic benefits but benefits to children, their families and communities and the social fabric of South Australia. [...] That the State Government task the Premier’s Delivery Unit to work with the Office for the Early Years and the Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) to ensure a successful expansion of the system of universal child development checks, including both the frequency of checks and achievement of the maximum possible participation. [...] The State Government should be proactive in the national policy discussions around early education and care and strive to get a national settlement of roles and responsibilities which has affordability issues, including for preschool, as the preserve of the Commonwealth. [...] • The purpose of the Fund will be to increase the supply of the early childhood education and care workforce, with a particular priority on ensuring sufficient workforce for the delivery of universal three-year-old preschool. [...] The report provides recommendations on: • how supports are best delivered to families and children from before birth through to the first 1000 days of life • the recommended pathway for delivery of universal access to preschool for all three and four-year-old South Australian children • how to increase the availability and accessibility for out of school hours care services in both primary and pre.


Royal Commission into Early Childhood Education and Care

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