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New leader for growing learners

5 October 2021

A stronger focus for early years education in South Australia as the Office for the Early Years begins operation with experienced Senior Executive Jackie Bray at the helm.

The department’s newest division will lead positive change in early childhood policy and services and provide clear and consistent leadership across the universal early years system.

Jackie, who has worked on strategic reform across several social services, says the new Office will be pivotal in the rollout of the Early Learning Strategy.

“Our office will focus on strengthening and expanding essential childhood development and parenting services statewide.”

“To do this successfully we will need to work hand in hand with both government and non-government sectors.”

The Office will provide monitoring, policy and program support under the National Quality Framework, delivering on the obligations under the Australian Early Development Census, Commonwealth national preschool funding agreements, and supporting national policy and intergovernmental processes. 

More information can be found at the Office for the Early Years.