The Early Ed Show – 10 episodes down!

Another quick self-promotion break – the podcast I’ve been making with my friends and colleagues Lisa and Leanne hit our tenth regular episode this week.

We’ve been having a lot of fun making it, and learning a lot as well! In case you hadn’t had a chance to check it out yet, I thought I’d recommend three specific episodes for you.

Episode 5: NSW Early Education Funding & OECD Education at a Glance Report: While I’m based in Canberra, both Leanne and Lisa are long-time NSW advocates. They are the perfect guides for the insane, byzantine mess that is preschool and long day care funding in NSW.

Episode 7: “Rorting” in the Family Day Care sector & the future of BBF services: We all got pretty fired up on this one, specifically about the likely closure of Aboriginal Child and Family Services under the Government’s proposed policies.  If you want to know why advocacy is important, I’d definitely suggest listening to the second half of this episode.

Episode 8: Does language matter? & Kate Ellis at the National Press Club: Besides a very interesting chat about terminology in the sector in the first half, I’m a bit selfishly proud of this one as it really pushed what the show could do – with a panel interview after the speech, and a quick interview with Kate Ellis herself!

I’ll cheat a  bit as well – we also did three bonus daily episodes from this year’s Early Childhood Australia National Conference in Darwin, thanks to Lisa’s hard work. These are great fun with lots of chats with some “friends of the show!”.

You can find all those episodes and more by checking out the links below.

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Visit the Podcast Website

By Liam McNicholas

I am an experienced early childhood teacher, writer and advocate. As well as managing community not-for-profit early childhood operations in a variety of roles, I have advocated for children's human rights; the need for investment in early childhood education; and for professional recognition and wages for those working in early childhood education and care.

I am available to be commissioned for freelance writing, editing, event speaking and consulting work.

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