The Albanese Government is ensuring early childhood education and care services, receiving funding through the Community Child Care Fund (CCCF), have the business support and advice they need to stay open.
The $1.1 million Business Support Program will help CCCF supported services, including those in regional and remote areas and those with higher rates of First Nations children in care, by assisting them to become more financially viable and sustainable.
“We’re ensuring families can access quality early years education regardless of where they live in Australia,” Dr Aly said.
“The Business Support Program is the latest in a range of a targeted initiatives making it easier to operate early learning services in communities with a limited supply.
“The program will enable services to make informed business decisions and implement fit for purpose business practices to improve their viability.”
Business advisors will support early childhood education services by helping identify and provide advice on ways to transition to more sustainable business or service delivery models.
Through the CCCF program, the Government helps early learning services address barriers to participation in early childhood education and care.
For more information on the CCCF visit: Community Child Care Fund - Department of Education, Australian Government