The Turnbull Government has launched a free one-stop shop for Australia’s 150,000 early childhood educators to deliver better care and outcomes for children and families.

Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the new Early Childhood Resource Hub features more than 300 digital resources, as well as discussion threads for educators to collaborate and learn from one another and a central site to get the latest early childhood news and announcements.

Minister Birmingham said the Hub will better support educators and carers to better support children and families.

“Ultimately this Hub will benefit the more than 1.2 million children in child care and education services. Access to better professional resources for educators and carers will flow through to the delivery of better early childhood services,” Minister Birmingham said.

“The Hub gives teachers quick and easy access to the professional resources they need in the one place, meaning they can spend more time teaching and caring for children.

“The real outcome is better quality care and better practice in early learning services as educators draw on the resources and share learnings between one another.

“The Turnbull Government is empowering early childhood educators and carers to develop their skills, with the Hub delivering: 

  • More than 300 digital resources all aligned to the National Quality Framework’s seven quality areas, and easily found using a simple, filtered search
  • Forums to share ideas and work through issues collaboratively
  • A discussions area to reflect and learn from one another, written by early childhood experts to support educational leadership, self-assessment, critical reflection and improve quality within services
  • Bulletins sharing the latest early childhood news and announcements
  • Quick, easy access to the National Quality Framework, the National Law and National Regulations”