The Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today launched the revised Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) at the annual Together We Grow: Early Childhood Education Conference. The revised Framework reflects the latest research, practice and policy, and provides a high benchmark..
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Nominations honouring Victoria’s dedicated individuals and teams who work to improve the lives of the state’s most vulnerable children are now open. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today called for nominations for the Robin Clark Protecting Children Awards, which recognise excellence in service..
In an Australian first, the Caring Dads program which helps dads realise the impact of family violence is set to begin in Melbourne. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos announced $575,000 for the Children’s Protection Society to begin the prevention and early intervention trial…
Families in Cranbourne West now have access to more kindergarten places thanks to the Victorian Government’s investment in early childhood facilities. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos was joined by Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera today, to officially open the new premises of Mayone-bulluk..
The Andrews Labor Government is investing in the future of Ballarat kids with more kinder places in the region. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos visited the area today to meet with families and staff from early childhood services, and officially open two new..
The Andrews Labor Government is securing the future of kinders across regional Victoria with a $4.4 million funding boost as part of the Victorian Budget 2016/17. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today visited the Waubra Children’s Service in Waubra – one of approximately 100..
Minister for Education, James Merlino, Member for Northern Metropolitan, Jenny Mikakos, and Labor candidate for Melbourne, Sophie Ismail, today visited Carlton Primary School in Melbourne to meet staff and students, and discuss plans for the school’s $10 million upgrade. Planning for construction at the school..
The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with building and upgrading kinder and early childhood facilities in the parts of Victoria that need it most. Speaking at Hillsmeade Early Learning Centre in Narre Warren South, Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos was joined by..
More than 200 new child protection workers have been hired in Victoria in the past year as the Andrews Labor Government works to keep children and young people safe. This milestone is a direct result of the state’s biggest ever boost to the child protection..
North Melbourne Primary School will get a state-of-the-art double-storey relocatable building to meet growing enrolment demands. The Andrews Labor Government invested a total of $63.6 million in new relocatable buildings in the Victorian Budget 2016-17, including the one North Melbourne Primary is set to..
The Andrews Labor Government will transform Victoria’s out of home care system for the state’s most vulnerable children with an unprecedented $35.9 million investment in theVictorian Budget 2016/17. This investment will establish a clinical treatment model so out of home care is an intensive, short..
The Andrews Labor Government will provide up to $8 million for vocational training for all Victorian residential care workers, as Victoria moves towards mandatory qualifications for all residential care workers. The training scheme will accelerate the upskilling of the workforce that provides essential care and..
Young entrepreneurs, scientists, activists, and volunteers are among the outstanding Victorians recognised tonight at the 2016 Victorian Young Achiever Awards. Patron for the awards and Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos joined more than 500 guests at the Awards Gala Presentation Dinner in Docklands to..
New funding from the Andrews Labor Government will boost front-line support to families experiencing family violence and also target perpetrators to end the cycle of violence. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos, Minister for Housing, Disability, and Ageing Martin Foley and Minister for the..