Federal Member for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips MP was pleased to celebrate Early Learning Matters week with a local Nowra children’s centre today.
The Gilmore MP took the opportunity to acknowledge the valuable work of early educators on the South Coast and reinforce the importance of early education remaining accessible and affordable for local families.
“We know that early educators provide valuable care and support to families across Australia, including those that are vulnerable and at risk,”
“I am proud of the amazing efforts of our local early educators do every day and it is fantastic to have this chance to celebrate the work they do,” Mrs Phillips said.
For every dollar invested in early learning, our economy gets two dollars back and high quality care plays a pivotal role in allowing women to return to work.
In government, Labor created universal access to preschool for four year olds, increased the child care rebate from 30 to 50 per cent and introduced the National Quality Framework to lift standards in early education.
“I know that early learning matters and I know that it has a proven positive impact on the development of children,”
“I will always fight to ensure early education is properly funded and our early educators are valued for the impact they have on local families,” she said.