Join the force for change in Early Learning through the Apiary Fellowship

Skilled professionals eager to transform early learning are invited to join an innovative fellowship of system changemakers

Applications have opened for the Front Project’s Apiary Fellowship, a one-of-a-kind national collective where Fellows champion big picture thinking, systems leadership, and bold ideas to transform early learning.

“The Fellowship supports you to work on issues that we are really passionate about. You will learn a lot from unique perspectives of people across the sector, alongside a great team,” Karthika Viknarasah, an Apiary Fellow, Director, and early childhood teacher said.

“Early learning should be accessible to all children in Australia, with no one excluded due to cost, location, or other factors.”

Another Fellow Angela Ngavaine adds, “it’s a great opportunity to expand your thinking about the early learning sector and also to learn strategies and tools that wouldn’t traditionally be learnt or developed in our ECEC roles.”

The Apiary consists of people with diverse skillsets and lived experiences who collaborate and drive a holistic vision to support every child across Australia to unlock their full potential and have their voices count.

“Joining the Apiary allows you to engage in a level of thinking around the profession that will impact every aspect of your practice and leadership,” Alistair Gibbs, an Apiary Fellow and Early Learning Manager for Gowrie Victoria said.

“My early learning vision is we collectively create opportunities to make a larger impact together. Through this we will ensure positive outcomes for children, families, and professionals ensuring a more fair and just society.”

Through the Fellowship, participants:

Attend 3 in-person Convenings and several online workshops in which they become equipped with the skills and tools to take bold, radical leaps forward in transforming early learning.

Participate in lively Action Learning Groups which elevate children’s voices, improve quality of early learning, and shape reform narratives.

Develop a shared vision for changing the early learning system.

Dive into the unknown and unfamiliar, celebrate wins and collaborations, and make exciting new discoveries leading to collective action and generating impact.

“The Apiary Fellows bring rich insights to rebuild a strong, early learning system which sets children up for life. We welcome fresh, diverse perspectives to accelerate actions to improve children’s education in this lifetime and the next, pivotal to a prosperous economy,” Jane Hunt, the Front Project CEO said.

Watch this brief video of Apiary Fellows describing the collective in one word and what they’ve gained from it. Register for the Apiary Fellowship here. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.