Planning for the future

In response to projected population growth, we have undertaken a series of redevelopments to provide quality and contemporary early years facilities.

Between 2011 and 2016, we have created 141 new long day care places and 142 kindergarten places.

These developments have included:

Maribyrnong Strategy for Children 2015–2018

This strategy outlines the way we plan, resource and support services for children from birth to 12 years old.

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Yearly action plans are developed with the Maribyrnong Early Years Alliance. This group is made up of a range of community-based organisations whose vision is to share the implementation of this strategy to strengthen collective good will and impact.

Family Strengthening Strategy 2015–2018

This strategy aims to ensure parents who live in the City of Maribyrnong have the opportunities, relationships, networks and support to raise their children and young people successfully.

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It acknowledges that parents have the most significant influence on the learning, development and wellbeing of children and young people. It also recognises that Council is ideally placed to help parents raise their children.

Education and Care Research Project

Commissioned by Maribyrnong City Council this research was undertaken by Federation University. The research was aiming to strengthen the local sectors knowledge of what drives the choices made by families in relation to placing their children in early years education and care services. Conducted within the first six months of 2017 the research included:

  • a demographic analysis
  • a literature review
  • a comprehensive engagement phase with the City of Maribyrnong's culturally diverse community. 

The findings and recommendations of the research will be integral to the planning and advocacy work of the Maribyrnong City Council's Social Infrastructure Planning and Community Services Department.

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