Posted July 2023

This week, Member for Sydney Mr Alex Greenwich MP, celebrated Early Learning Matters Week by visiting The Tree House, an early childhood service run by KU Children’s Services in the Sydney CBD.

Mr Greenwich spent the morning touring the service, celebrating the importance of high-quality early childhood education and care, and engaging with the children as they made sushi for lunch and introduced him to their resident turtle.

Now in its sixth year, Early Learning Matters Week will run from 24-28 July. Organised by Early Childhood Australia, the week brings together early childhood educators, parents, carers and community leaders around Australia to raise awareness and understanding of the importance of early learning and the difference the profession makes.

KU Children’s Services CEO Christine Legg, who hosted the visit, said “Early childhood education, led by passionate and highly skilled professionals, provides children with an opportunity to learn and thrive through a high-quality play-based environment, not only from the teachers and educators, but from their peers as well.”

“Elevating our collective voice during Early Learning Matters Week is crucial to influencing decision makers and shaping a discourse around the significance of early childhood education and care.”

Hundreds of participants from across the country have pledged their support to Early Learning Matters Week, engaging in a range of creative activities and events. The Early Learning Matters Week website is a treasure trove of resources for all to use, and you can join the week by following the hashtag #EarlyLearningMatters

The Tree House provides high quality early childhood education and care for children aged 0 - 5 years and is currently taking enrolments. For more information, contact the Director Megan Betts on 02 9264 3573, or visit The Tree House webpage on the KU website.