Treasurer, Wayne Swan received a Valentine’s Day card from early childhood educators calling on him to invest in them.
The Big Steps team is targeting Mr Swan’s seat in Lilley to try and change his mind about allocating Federal funding for childcare.
The B105 Street Team caused a bit of excitement recently at Auskids Early Learning Centre and Victoria Point Childcare Centre in Brisbane.
The Street Team came along to support the Big Steps campaign for improving quality childcare. Kids had a great time with games, competitions and giveaways. B105 will be visiting a number of centres each week – look out for them at your centre.
The Big Steps TV ad has made its latest appearance in Brisbane, with an enthusiastic turnout for the launch at a local southside centre. Centre Director, Amanda Stevenson, was thrilled to host the event.
“I am determined to get as many people as possible on board the Big Steps campaign,” she said.
The launch was attended by many families and children from the centre, as well as from other centres in the area who came to lend their support.Read more
Over 11,000 signatures have been presented to the Deputy Prime Minister, Wayne Swan, on giant coloured crayons.
The names and crayons represent the huge amount of support for the Big Steps campaign to secure professional wages for early childhood educators and carers.
There has been extensive media coverage of the issue, and this campaign has had a visible impact on Government leaders.
In Parliament, Wayne Swan has said: "We understand how important it is that childcare workers are well paid. We understand how important it is that there is a career for childcare workers.”
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.Read more
There was great excitement in Cairns as local directors, educators, parents and children all celebrated the launch of the ‘Big Steps’ advertising campaign.
An official screening was held in Goodstart Early Learning Centre, Cairns North on Sunday 5th of August with a fun brunch, face painting, balloons and lots of activities for all the family.
It’s all part of a major advertising blitz aimed at stepping up our ongoing fight for professional wages for early childhood educators.
Our organisers are travelling around every centre in the region spreading the ‘Big Steps’ message but we need to make sure everyone is hearing it.Read more
Rockhampton has welcomed the Big Steps campaign to deliver professional wages to the early childhood sector. Rockhampton Deputy Mayor, Tony Williams, was there to see the official Mackay launch of the Big Steps TV ad last weekend.Read more
Bridget has been working as an educator for 2 ½ years and was thrilled to see the Big Steps tv ad campaign roll into town in Cairns last weekend. The ad was launched in Cairns North.Read more
United Voice, the early childhood education and care union, has slammed federal opposition plans to roll back on key childcare reforms.Read more
The Big Steps in early childhood education campaign received a major boost last night in Townsville when Julia Gillard told local educators that she is working on a plan to tackle the sectors wages crisis.Read more