Want to shape the future of early childhood education? Applications now open to join a fellowship of system leaders in early learning

Early learning professionals are encouraged to apply for the sector’s foremost system change initiative, the Apiary, joins together people who are committed to creating thriving futures for children in Australia.

It builds leadership, collaboration and the capability for fellows to bring about lasting change in early learning.

The Apiary is a collective leadership opportunity creating space for a diverse group of leaders and innovators in early learning for a 12-month period to connect, learn, understand and advance systemic innovations that lead to greater outcomes for children in Australia.

The Apiary allows deep thinking, sharing, debating and action for growing leaders in our sector,” the Front Project’s Acting CEO, Sally Trudgen said

“There is so much change happening right across the early childhood learning and care sector in Australia, including across all levels of government, so it has never been a more important time to be involved in shaping the conversation.

“If you are passionate about early learning and want to raise your voice to influence  the future of this vital system, I would urge you to apply.

The Apiary encourages fellows to push the boundaries and think outside the box, connecting a blend of emerging and established leaders who reflect the sector’s diversity and are in the best position to see the opportunities in the system and create the changes need to address them with colleagues from across all parts of the system.”

Our Apiary fellows are encouraged to take a big picture, system level approach to identify what can be done to improve the lives of children today, and for generations to come.

“If you are an ambitious and visionary leader who is passionate about improving the early education space – this is the initiative for you.” 

Through the Fellowship, attendees will

  • Attend in-person convenings for 2-3 days, up to four times within the year, where they will learn key skills and mindsets for systems thinking and adaptive leadership.  
  • Apply their knowledge and learnings from the in-person convenings in the real-world, testing and undertaking their system-level interventions within small group teams. 
  • Engage in collaborative projects that build on the theoretical framework to actively create change for children. 

Expressions of Interest are now open, and applicants can register their interest here.