I'm an early childhood educator and centre director - and like all educators who've signed this petition, I'm insulted by the NSW Government’s proposed star rating system for early childhood services.
A star rating system will undermine the professional recognition and standards that educators like me have fought to maintain. Early childhood services are not restaurants or hotels. The complexity of our work cannot be reduced to a star rating.
As educators, we demand that the NSW Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning meet with educators and learn from us about why this system will not work.
Why is this important?
Educators’ work is guided by the National Quality Standards for early childhood education. These standards are founded on research and international best practice. These seven standards cannot be reduced to a 4-star rating system.
High-quality early education cannot be reduced to a 4-star rating system.
This rating is being promoted as a process that educators have been consulted on, even though no evidence of this has been provided. It’s imperative that educators have their say - so please sign and share this petition to show the NSW Government that quality early education is worth more than 4-stars!
of 200 signatures
Sign the petition
For the purposes of the Commonwealth Electoral Act (1918), petitions on this website are authorised by L. Hilakari, VTHC, 54 Victoria Street, Carlton South. Please note that authorisation does not equal endorsement.