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.