Early Years Infrastructure Plan
The Early Years Infrastructure Plan Workshops commenced on Tuesday 5 March and four workshops were attended by the Reference Group, with 31 participants attending. Expressions of interest were sought from across the Shire encouraging service providers and community members to take part in the workshops.
The workshops aimed to
- Engage with the community, provide information to participants about the current Early Years Infrastructure challenges and future needs of the community.
- Consider State and National perspectives, particularly the Department of Education and Training policy direction in relation to future programs and funding.
- Discuss and develop a set of principles which reflect the priorities and values of the community. These will be referred to by Council when determining future Early Years Infrastructure needs in the Shire of Nillumbik over the next 10 years.
- Finalise a set of Principles when making decisions about Early Years Infrastructure planning, to be referred to by Council.
Participants included members of the community with an interest in early years education and care and Providers and Educators from Nillumbik services.
The Principles will be presented to Council in May.
Council is conducting township meetings to apply the Principles and gain a local context, as part of the Early Years Infrastructure planning. The township meetings will be scheduled to commence in May or June. If you would like to participate, register your interest below.
Register your interest for township meetings
For more information contact Beth Scott, Project Manager Early Years Infrastructure Plan, at Beth.Scott@nillumbik.vic.gov.au