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Lisa, Leanne and Liam discuss the policy and politics of young children and early learning in Australia.

The Early Education Show Lisa, Leanne and Liam

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 100 Ratings

Lisa, Leanne and Liam discuss the policy and politics of young children and early learning in Australia.

    Budget 2021 and early childhood education

    Budget 2021 and early childhood education

    The Federal Government has just released its Budget for 2021 and 2022, which - after sustained advocacy from a variety of people and organisations - includes increases in spending in many areas - including early education. But while billions of dollars are in the Budget papers, what is the devil in the detail? Joining us to break down Child Care Subsidy changes, universal preschool funding agreements and more red tape smashing, is the official fourth member of the podcast Karl Hessian!


    We also have an announcement about the show before the main discussion.


    Find the full show notes at earlyeducationshow.com.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Are we doing enough to protect children from abuse? (with Deanne Carson)

    Are we doing enough to protect children from abuse? (with Deanne Carson)

    There have been a spate of media articles recently concerning child sexual abuse linked to educators working in the early education sector. This episode, Lisa talks with Deanne Carson, a leading Australian sexuality educator, researcher, speaker, author and Founder and CEO of Body Safety Australia, on how educators and leaders can better ensure their spaces are safe for children.


    WARNING: Contains discussions of sexual abuse and child harm. If you require assistance or would like to talk to a trained professional about the issues discussed in this episode please call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.


    Find the full show notes at earlyeducationshow.com. 

    • 49 min
    BONUS: Universal access funding (with Ingrid Stitt, Victorian Minister for Early Childhood)

    BONUS: Universal access funding (with Ingrid Stitt, Victorian Minister for Early Childhood)

    Interview with Ingrid Stitt, Victorian Minister for Early Childhood, on Universal Access funding.

    • 17 min
    We need to talk about reporting (with Jenni Hutchins)

    We need to talk about reporting (with Jenni Hutchins)

    Leanne discusses sector reporting practices with Big Fat Smile CEO Jenni Hutchins.

    • 40 min
    The NQF Review

    The NQF Review

    A discussion about the ongoing 2019 NQF Review.

    • 59 min
    What can we look forward to in 2021?

    What can we look forward to in 2021?

    We're back for another year of banter about all things early education in Australia! In our first episode of 2021, we let everyone know what we did on our summer holidays and reflect on the experiences of women that have been dominating the media so far this year.


    We then spend the second half of the episode discussing what about the sector makes us optimistic in 2021.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

Maulder1980 ,

A wonderful show

I am an educator and have worked in a variety of centres and states. I know that you are taking a break and I really enjoyed the podcast on the social media. I hope when you return that part two will be out.
This is an outstanding podcast which I had also recommended it to my centre for all to read.

Flower in the sky ,

Highly recommend listening to this podcast

It is very interesting, informative, thought-provoking and entertaining. As an EC teaching student and parent of a 3 year old who feels strongly about social justice, I have learnt so much relevant information and been very inspired. Thank you a million times over for sharing your time and expertise with the world and for all the advocacy work you do. I’m quite devastated that you’ll be taking a long/indefinite break but I completely understand and luckily you do have a large back catalogue!

Danica Ramirez ,

My go-to podcast

I can’t believe I only came across this a month or so ago! I have so many episodes to catch up on. I love listening to the trio banter about all things early childhood education. From politics to programming, it’s extremely relatable to everything we do. Lisa, Leanne and Liam are like my virtual work family and I just can’t help but laugh like a mad woman on the roads 😅 Thankyou for sharing your perspectives, professional reflections and laughs with the rest of us.

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