CCSA has been appointed by the NSW Department of Education to pre-approved provider panels that support the development of the Early Childhood Education and Care sector in NSW.
Start Strong 3 Year Old Non Equity Funding
A Joint Presentation by CCSA and CELA
Start Strong funding has been extended to included subsidies for 3 year olds from January 2019. Watch this recorded webinar to help make the most of your Start Strong funding under the new arrangements.
Previous projects –
Start Strong Sector Support Program
The Start Strong early education funding reform package was announced by the NSW Government on 14 September 2016. Start Strong takes steps towards supporting better early childhood education outcomes for all children across NSW. The sustainability of services, and improved access and affordability for children and families are the key messages that underpin the program.
CCSA and CCCC have been engaged by the NSW Department of Education to design and deliver the information and training package and one on one support for the Start Strong Sector Support Program.
Operational Support Program
The Start Strong Sector Support Program replaced the Operational Support Program (OSP). The OSP supported community preschools and mobile services to more closely align their businesses to the Preschool Funding Model and to enable sustainability over the longer term.
Sector Development Program
This Program provides a flexible, responsive model to support the early childhood education and care sector and services in delivering on the Governments policy priorities. Among other outcomes, the Program supports the sector to embed policy and regulatory changes resulting from implementation of the National Quality Framework (NQF), and assists in building the skills and capability of early childhood teachers and educators to deliver quality early childhood education pedagogy and practice that meets the NQF.
Preschool Funding Model
From September 2014 to August 2015, CCSA held a series of regional training sessions and webinars on the Preschool Funding Model (PFM).
This training directly related to preschool funding, ongoing sustainability and viability, service design, and planning for the future.
These projects are provided by the Department of Education as part of the Early Childhood Education and Care Sector Development Program, and are offered at no-cost to participants.