Value every child,
value every educator.

Together, we’re building the world-class early learning system Australia deserves.

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We’re early educators, just like you, who have joined together to fight for respect, fairness and a world-class early education system that puts children and educators before profits. We campaign at centres for the rights of our coworkers, we negotiate better pay and conditions for educators, and we change government policy to create the early learning system Australia’s children and educators deserve.

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Media Releases:


Australia stops when we stop: Educators to shut down sector


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Educators take national action as Government silent on wages

Today thousands of early childhood educators are taking national action. Over a thousand…

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Educators bring Government to the table to bargain


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Are you a parent or caregiver?

Find out how you can support our campaign for a world-class early learning system that puts children & educators ahead of profit.

There are a number of things families can do to show their support for the campaign, as well as keep abreast of all the news. To start with, talk to your child’s educators, as they will know if there any upcoming events/actions that you can attend or help them organise.

You should also join up to the Parenthood, an organisation that supports Big Steps and campaigns on early childhood issues. Also, make sure you’re following the Big Steps Campaign on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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Ready to change ECEC for

Children deserve continuity of care.
Early educators deserve a living wage.
Parents & caregivers deserve affordable, universal access.

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