Thank you Tammy Bennett for inviting me to visit the Bagdad Childcare & Early Learning Centre. Interesting discussion on the Tasmanian Government’s short-sighted proposal to make Tasmania’s school starting age the lowest in Australia and the devastating impact it would have on the early childhood education sector.
As a former early childhood educator I understand the importance of play-based learning and that children as young as three-and-a-half years old are not ready for a formal school environment.
I was also delighted to have the chance to talk to some of the centre’s bright, inquisitive children. I could see that Tammy and her friendly staff are truly committed to providing the best care possible.