G8 Education welcomes inclusion in Australia’s Top 10 desirable workplaces list

G8 Education has welcomed its inclusion at fifth spot in Randstad’s Australia’s Top 10 desirable workplaces list.

G8 Education’s Acting Chief People Officer Stewart Silk said as Australia’s largest ASX-listed early childhood and care provider, we feel proud to be recognised as one of the nation’s top ten attractive employers.

“Our purpose is to create the foundations for learning for life, and we recognise our team members are at the core of delivering on our purpose for families at our centres,” he shared.

“In recent months we’ve increased our team retention on the prior year and our teacher retention has also increased. This was achieved by focusing on ongoing employee education and other workplace factors including the health and well-being of our people.

“We know our people choose G8 Education to do meaningful work with a shared purpose to help shape the lives and minds of thousands of children attending our services every day while creating a fun, inspiring and safe place where all children thrive,” Silk said.

G8 Education welcomes funding commitment to support Early Childhood Education sector

G8 Education has welcomed the Federal Government’s budget commitment to support the Early Childhood Education sector that includes a commitment to fund wage increases for early childhood educators and investment in inclusion support, to support children with additional needs.

The Government’s budget commitment signals its support for Early Childhood Education sector workers against the backdrop of the ongoing Multi-Employer Bargaining (MEB) Agreement process.

G8 Education will continue to advocate for the whole sector and will be at the table and committed to working towards an outcome that achieves a fully funded wage subsidy.

As the largest childcare operator to join the MEB process, G8 Education is committed to continuing to work closely with the Government, Unions and the Fair Work Commission to ensure the best outcome for educators in the sector.

G8 Education looks forward to further clarification around this wage increase being released through the ongoing MEB bargaining process and we remain committed to being at the forefront of this process as we continue to work hard to advocate for our educators and the sector.