SNAICC Submission into the Productivity Commission: Inquiry into Child Care and Early Childhood Learning

SNAICC welcomes the opportunity to participate in the discussion on the future of the Budget Based Funded (BBF) program for early childhood education and care (ECEC) services. BBF services have provided a fundamental support to children, families and communities for decades. Being owned and run by communities has meant that their understanding of and relationships with communities has enabled effective and responsive programs that build on community and cultural strengths, and attain great outcomes for children and families. Despite significant challenges in funding, infrastructure and workplace development support, these services continue to be a bedrock for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families around Australia.This review provides an opportunity to redress some of the challenges that BBF services face and better enable them to provide quality, culturally safe environments in which children will flourish.

Published 10 February 2014, the submission is available for download below.


For more information contact Emma Sydenham at SNAICC [email protected]