Early Childhood Education
The NSW Department is launching a new program in the Illawarra and Wingecarribee region to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander educators by offering trainee scholarships and an early childhood education and care (ECEC) service subsidy.
The objectives of the Grow Your Own Program are to:
This application is for Early Childhood Education and Care Services interested in giving an Aboriginal trainee the chance to start an early childhood career at their service. It is a wonderful opportunity for experienced early childhood educators to model best practice.
The subsidy is to support the employment retention of the trainee following the completion of their studies.
Full details of the program can be found in the Program Guidelines which can be accessed here: Grow Your Own Program Guidelines. Applicants should read the Program Guidelines before submitting an application. If you have any questions about the application or program, please send an email to GrowYourOwn@det.nsw.edu.au.
Successful applicants will: