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On behalf of the NSW Children’s Services Forum, NCOSS provided a submission into the Regional and Remote Early Childhood Education Strategy: Consultation Paper, which is being developed by the Early Childhood Education Directorate, Department of Education. 

Early Childhood Education (ECE) services play a recognised and vitally important role in the wellbeing and development of children and young people; it is encouraging to see the Department working to develop a Regional and Remote Early Childhood Education Strategy (The Strategy) that specifically addresses the unique challenges and needs faced by regional and remote communities. Our submission explored solutions to improve:

  1. Staffing, training and development
  2. Transport 
  3. Integrated service provision and support for referral pathways 
  4. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander access and representation