Our campaign for professional pay

Everyone knows that a child’s mind is just as valuable at the age of three as it is at the age of six. It's why every stage of a child’s education is invaluable – whether they are learning to count or solving a year six maths question.

Yet as early childhood educators we are paid a third less than those teaching and caring for children just a few years older.

A responsible government that values every child would value every educator.

It is time for our wages to reflect the essential role we have in shaping the futures of Australian children.