It’s almost a year since Australian parents were told they’d be receiving new Government support to help make early learning and care more affordable – but the promised changes still aren’t law.

Sign the petition and join the campaign to make sure Senators vote to give every child a smart start.

For more information on the changes read the detailed proposals here and check out our quick summary here to learn how these changes might affect your family.

Early learning and childcare petition:

To the Honourable President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:

The petition of the undersigned shows:

More than one million Australian families rely on the early learning and childcare sector to help prepare their children for school and life while they are employed, in training, or improving their skills to find work.

That makes access to affordable quality childcare vital for parents of young children.

Access to quality early learning is also vital for Australian children to get the best possible start in life, particularly for children who are disadvantaged and likely to start school developmentally behind their peers.

Significant economic and social benefits will flow to Australia if more families are able to afford quality early learning and childcare.

Your petitioners ask that the Senate:

  1. Ensures the Jobs for Families Childcare reform package delivers more affordable childcare for working families and improved access to early learning opportunities for all children, especially disadvantaged children; and;
  2. Ensures no low income families are worse off – as a result of the childcare reform package – in accessing early learning opportunities for their children.

How will the changes affect our kids?

Check out the stories below to learn how the proposed changes might affect some Australian families.

Read Charlie’s Story



Read Sophie’s Story



Read Emma's Story