We want to hear from our early childhood workforce

Take part in a research study to let us know why you work in the early childhood sector. Share this opportunity with your staff.

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The department has commissioned dandolopartners to research the drivers of attrition and retention in the Victorian early childhood education workforce.

Please share this information with staff in your service and your professional networks more broadly, to promote this opportunity to provide feedback. The first 25 people to sign up will all win a $30 Myer Gift Card and all participants will enter a draw to win an iPad!

Whether you are an educator, teacher, centre director, educational leader or someone who has recently left the sector, we want to know why you came, why you stay, or why you have left early childhood education.

The insights we gain from all participants will inform Victorian Government workforce policies and programs and improve awareness of best practice at the service level.

The online discussion forums will take place between 12 am on Monday 6 November and 11.59 pm Sunday 12 November 2023. Participants are encouraged to join at a time suitable for them and may contribute on any device.

To sign up to participate, refer to the online discussion forum.

Find out more

For further enquiries, contact Eleanor Armstrong at dandolopartners: