As part of our Preschool Funding Now campaign, we are asking members to make contact with your local Liberal or National federal MP and invite them into your services or organise a small delegation to visit them at their electoral office.
It is important that we continue to lobby MPs and let them know they cannot walk away from their responsibility of providing Commonwealth funding and leave it up to the states and territories to fund four-year-old preschool.
Take the time to contact your local politician.
Please share your stories, photos and conversations you have with your local MP on the Early Childhood Teachers and Educators Victoria Facebook page or email them through. Do let us know if your local MP does not want to meet with you.
It is also crucial that you engage in conversations about the campaign with your colleagues, families and local communities and draw their attention to the impact it will have for them and their children if the federal government walks away from the Commonwealth funding. Parent fees will increase, kindergarten hours could be slashed back to 10 hours per week and jobs could be lost.
The AEU Federal office has written a letter urging the Morrison government to commit to continued federal funding for four-year-old preschool beyond 2020.
Thank you to all the early childhood stakeholders and their members for cosigning the letter as this is an urgent issue that needs addressing with a collective approach.
Please continue to get the PFN postcards signed and returned to:
AEU Victorian Branch
126 Trenerry Crescent
Abbotsford VIC 3067
The more signed postcards we can deliver to Prime Minister Scott Morrison when we head to Canberra, the bigger the impact.
Need extra postcards? You can download more.