After the success of the Working Together pilot in 2019, the initiative will be expanded to 20 early childhood education centres for delivery throughout 2020-21.
In 2020, Working Together will see the funding of 120 places for eligible children to engage in quality early learning, with a further 120 places opening in 2021. This means a total of 240 children will benefit from the initiative over the next two years.
Following an expression of interest (EOI) process, 20 early childhood education services have been selected to deliver Working Together in 2020 and 2021.
On Friday 6 December, the Minister for Education and Training, the honourable Jeremy Rockliff MP, announced the selected service partners for the next two years. They are as follows:
|1912 Child Care and Early Learning Centre||Devonport|
|Malangenna Children’s Centre||Devonport|
|Miandetta Children’s Centre||Devonport|
|A co-located service known as ‘Drew St’ (yet to be determined)||East Devonport|
|Discovery Early Learning Centre – Ravenswood||Ravenswood|
|Lady Gowrie – Alanvale Child Centre||Newnham|
|Glen Dhu Children’s Services||Glen Dhu (servicing Invermay)|
|Footprints Educational Complex||Burnie|
|Discovery Early Learning Centre – Alexander Beetle House||Burnie|
|North West Tasmania Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre||Burnie|
|Bagdad Education and Care||Bagdad (servicing Brighton)|
|Discovery Early Learning Centre – Gunn Street||Bridgewater|
|Goodstart Early Learning Glenorchy||Glenorchy|
|Child Care Connections - Benjafield||Moonah|
|Child Care Connections - Berridale||Berridale|
|Goodstart Early Learning Claremont||Claremont|
|CatholicCare Children’s Services||New Town (servicing Moonah)|
|Discovery Early Learning Centre - Illara Preschool||Glenorchy|
|Adventure Patch - Ocean View Child Care Centre||Blackmans Bay|
|Goodstart Early Learning Blackmans Bay||Blackmans Bay|
The role these service partners play in Working Together over the next two years will be integral to achieving the best outcomes for the children involved and their families.