Our stakeholders encompass a wide range of partners, including educators, families, community leaders, and policy makers, each contributing uniquely to our mission of enhancing early childhood care and education. This page is dedicated to exploring these vital relationships, highlighting their contributions, and outlining our collaborative efforts to foster a nurturing and enriching environment for young learners.

The Early Childhood Australia Tasmania Branch

Education and Care Unit

The Innovation Network

The Early Childhood Australia Tasmania Branch

This Hub evolved from The Early Years (EY) and School Age Care (SAC) Sectors Workforce Plan for Tasmania 2017-2020, owned by Early Childhood Australia Tasmania Branch .

ECA Tas Branch has a strong vision for a professional and agile EY and SAC workforce for Tasmania. This vision aligns with Early Childhood Australia’s Strategic Plan 2021-2024, specifically:

Priority 1: Speak up for young children – Be a courageous advocate that amplifies the voice of young children, their
families and those who work with them.

Priority 2: Collaborate for impact – Work collaboratively with others to champion the importance of the early
years and improve outcomes for all children, particularly those at risk
of disadvantage.

Priority 4: Lead and inspire professional learning – Lead the provision of quality-assured resources and learning opportunities
for early childhood professionals.

Education and Care Unit

Advancing outcomes for children’s learning and wellbeing

The Education and Care Unit (ECU) regulates education and care (child care) in Tasmania.

They undertake the core functions of the Tasmanian Regulatory Authority. They are responsible for the implementation of the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care (NQF), including the administration of the Education and Care Services National Law (Application) Act 2011 in Tasmania.

The ECU regulates services approved and operating under the National Law and the Education and Care Services National RegulationsRead more about the National Law

The ECU is also responsible for approving, licensing and regulating a number of child care services under the Tasmanian Child Care Act 2001 and State Licensing Standards. Read more about the Child Care Act 2001

The Innovation Network

The project draws on collective impact theory, change management theory, collaboration and co-design. The Innovation Network was designed and continues to support activation now and sustainability into the future.

This approach to collecting information, designing, and implementing strategies and an action plan has a close relationship with the pedagogy of the EYSAC sector, values and principles of agency, competence, ethics, and integrity. We understand that actions and outcomes need to be authentic, accessible, and sustainable to the people that they will directly affect. This project commits to being sector led and driven “nothing about us without us”. The approach leaves space for champions to evolve; it recognises the often untapped resources of people and amplifies their ability to influence change. In this way the methodology is an experiential learning tool and contributes favourably to identified outcomes of this project.

Stakeholders of the Innovation Network

  • the early years and school age care sector
  • education and training organisations; registered training organisations (RTO’s), universities, schools, and colleges
  • local, state, and federal government
  • employment agencies; Workforce Australia, Local Jobs Hubs
  • community agencies and aligned projects; neighborhood houses, Beacon Foundation.