Federal politicians have a critical role to play in making sure Australia’s childcare policies are affordable and support quality early learning.

They need to see just how important this is to families across the country. Sign the petition today and we’ll deliver it to our leaders.

Sign the petition calling on Federal politicians to support affordable, quality early learning.

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We’re asking our politicians to:

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Increase funding for early learning and childcare

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Continue to raise the quality of early learning

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Fund access to preschool for all children


Early Learning and Childcare petition:

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

The petition of the undersigned shows:

Access to affordable childcare is vital for parents of young children to participate in the workforce.

Government childcare assistance to families has not kept up with the cost of childcare, resulting in significant increases in families’ out of pocket expenses.

Access to quality early learning is 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.

There would be significant economic and social benefits to Australia if more families were able to afford quality early learning and childcare.

Your petitioners ask that the Senate:

  • Increase funding for early learning and childcare and make it more affordable for Australian families;
  • Continue reforms to raise the quality of early learning and childcare; and
  • Continue to fund universal access to preschool and kindergarten for all children.