The opening information webinar on the future of the workforce and the future of funding within the early learning and care and school-age childcare sector took place on 22 September 2020.
The opening information webinar followed on from the announcement on 19 August 2020 of a new programme of consultation to inform both projects consisting of:
Separate calls for submissions on the Workforce Development Plan and the new Funding Model
A national survey of households with children under 15 and
A series of thematic online consultation events with providers, practitioners, and parents.
The purpose of the opening information webinar was to provide an update on both reform initiatives as actioned in First 5 and provide an overview of the programme of consultation, outlining how interested parties could participate.
Following on from the completion of the programme of consultation, a closing information webinar was held on 16 December 2020.
The purpose of the closing webinar was to disseminate the key findings of the programme of consultation and to outline the next phase of both projects.