We asked 10,000 people to sign – but the Big Steps petition for more funding for childcare has reached 11,043 signatures!
Between online signers and people signing the petition at childcare centres around the state, the petition hit the 11,000 mark just as childcare campaigners prepare to present the petition and a formal Budget submission to Deputy Prime Minister, Wayne Swan, this Sunday.
Early childhood educators, directors, and parents and supporters have staged a tireless campaign to secure government funding for the childcare sector.
Big Steps calls for a raise for workers, government funding, and capped fees for parents, to fix the childcare crisis.
Every single person who signed the petition has contributed to the strength of the campaign, and early childhood educators thank you for your support.