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Big Steps submits to the Productivity Commission Inquiry!

7 February 2014

Well done to all of you who contributed your thoughts about how ECEC should change for the better to our Big Steps submission to the Productivity Inquiry. You can download and have a read here. 

We put forward three main ideas:

1)      Quality ECEC is a vital service that needs increased investment

Media

Big Steppers ask big questions on ABC's Q & A

20 March 2014

On Monday the 17th of March 2014, Big Steppers appeared on the ABC’s Q&A programme to put their case for quality forward. Sydney based educator, Marian Rakosi asked Minister Sussan Ley to take a stand on professional wages. 

Campaign Updates

Submit to the Productivity Comission Inquiry

24 January 2014

This year is a big year for Big Steps, are you ready to take part in the biggest change our sector has seen?

As you know, the Productivity Commission is tasked with carrying out an in depth investigation into the early childhood education and care sector.

 

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I recently finished my diploma in ECEC & because of the low pay rates I will not be seeking employment within this industry. There are not many industries where every staff member requires a qualification and of the ones I can think of (nursing, policing, primary, secondary & tertiary teachers) they are all government-funded positions with government benefits. However early years education is a private industry. I'm pretty sure this has something to do with the pay rates. Unfortunately loving a job sometimes just isn't enough when there are bills to be paid. This is why I support the Big Steps campaign. - by Crystal Ralston.