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Recommendation 11 Increase Diversity in the ELC Sector

Recommendations for education and training providers

Recommendation 11: Increase Diversity in the ELC Sector

The Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) sector should be recognised as vital to the drive to break down gendered barriers to the workplace by all stakeholders. This means that efforts must be strengthened to bring more diversity to the ELC workforce and ensure there are no gender barriers for babies and young children. Employers and the Government and its agencies need to recognise the importance of the ELC workforce as a key influencer of young peoples’ perceptions of work.