Working to identify and support young children who might otherwise miss out.

Who we are

In every community across our nation there are children who need a little more help.

A little more help to ensure they get the same opportunities as the child who lives next door, down the street, or around the corner.

Their Mum may have died suddenly, or their Dad has a major mental health issue, either way their life is thrown into chaos and they are at risk of not attending their local early learning centre, just when it matters most.

The Early Learning Fund (ELF) works to identify and support young children who might otherwise miss out.

Why ELF is essential

Access to high quality early learning in the two years before school is linked to improved outcomes in school and life.

ELF gives expert educators the chance to work with a child in the first five years of their lives. This first five years is the time that gives us our best opportunity to help launch them into school and life.

Partners

The Early Learning Fund is supported by three of the nation’s leading not-for-profits.

Goodstart Early learning | Uniting | Benevolent