ECEC Flexible Initiatives Trial NSW

This program provides funding for NSW early childhood education and care services to trial new or adapted flexible operating models that meet the local needs of children and families.
Closes in 42 days

Closing date: Tuesday 2 July 2024 Tue 2 Jul 2024

What do you get?

Funding varies.

Who is this for?

Early childhood education and care service providers in NSW.


Under the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Flexible Initiatives Trial program, 3 streams of funding are available for early childhood education and care providers:

  • stream 1A – smaller-scale operational changes within a single provider and service type
  • stream 1B – establishment of new family day care services in outer regional, remote or very remote areas
  • stream 2 – partnership between 2 established approved services of differing service types to implement or extend flexible practices or models.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be an approved early childhood education and care service provider, excluding public preschools operating in NSW
  • undertake a proposed initiative that provides education and care to children within the 0-6 age group
  • be registered or willing to register with the NSW Department of Education's Early Childhood Contract Management System
  • agree to comply with funding agreement terms and conditions
  • hold a quality rating and compliance of at least meeting the National Standard for the relevant service.

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