Attraction and Retention Packages for Regional Childcare Workers Program

Published on:
Tuesday, 20 February, 2024

The Attraction and Retention Packages for Regional Child Care Workers Program provides grants of up to $25,000 for regional Local Government Authorities (LGAs).

The funding will support the attraction and retention of educators to Early Childhood Education and Care services in regional Western Australia.

The program will fund initiatives that aim to attract and retain educators in the regions, including:

  • subsidised accommodation/housing
  • intrastate travel relevant to the project
  • relocation packages
  • training and professional development
  • support for educators to complete their practicums (including wages for relief staff)
  • purchase of small capital items to support online learning
  • workshops, seminars and talks to recruit prospective educators
  • purchase of equipment required to deliver Family Day Care (Family Day Care only)
  • Family Day Care one-off set up costs (Family Day Care only).

Applications close on Friday, 1 March at 2:30pm.

For more information, visit the website.

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