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Reflections Magazine : Issue 50
12 Author: Suzanne Northcott Branch Manager, Early Childhood Workforce Branch Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Early Years Workforce Strategy It is an exciting time to be part of the early childhood sector with a number of ambitious reforms aimed at enhancing the quality and use of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services across Australia. With 1.3 million children using early childhood services in 2012, reforms such as the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care (NQF), the National Partnership for Early Childhood Education (commonly referred to as Universal Access), the National Partnership for Indigenous Early Childhood Development, and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) are pivotal to providing Australia's children with the best start in life. The reform process, which is being phased in over several years to allow the sector and workforce time to successfully adjust, is creating greater demand for early childhood educators and teachers across all service types. Throughout Australia, all state and territory governments are committed to helping the ECEC workforce meet demand for and enhance the quality of education and care. The diagram below illustrates the timelines for reform between 2009 and 2020:
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