After a long drawn out review into the direct service provision of Children’s Services, Port Phillip Council voted unanimously at last week’s council meeting to continue to deliver high quality council-run early education and care services.

The decision made it clear that council delivering these services was in the public interest.

ASU officials, delegates and members, Federal Member MP Josh Burn, parents, and early educators have been advocating for Council to remain a provider of early learning services.

Our campaign to preserve council’s role in early learning has been running for two years and we are now relieved to have the issue resolved and early learning services preserved for the benefit of the community.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how critical childcare and early education services are especially for the families of essential working parents. Early learning educators are vital for the development of young children and essential for vulnerable children, especially in these difficult times.

We know that Council-run childcare offers one of the highest quality childcare services available and delivered by incredibly committed educators. ASU delegates and members should feel proud of this win, your continued advocacy has made a difference.

The ASU, as always, IS BY YOUR SIDE.

For further information please contact: one of your ASU delegates or
ASU Organiser Jonathan Smallbone | 0417 105 113 | jsmallbone@asuvictas.com.au
ASU Organiser Hayley Davies | 0428 161 681 | hdavies@asuvictas.com.au

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