The Thriving Futures Project

Thriving Futures is a workforce development program aimed at creating career pathways into the early childhood education and care sector.

Creating career pathways into the early childhood education and care sector.

In 2020, Child Australia supported by BHP founded Thriving Futures to address the ongoing shortage of child care availability in the Pilbara, Western Australia so that all children can have access to high quality early learning experiences. The program has since expanded to Roxby Downs, South Australia and the Goldfields region in Western Australia.

Thriving Futures creates career pathways within the Early Childhood Education and Care sector for Educators with qualifications or for people without qualifications who are seeking a career in the sector.

Thriving Futures works collaboratively with remote and regional communities, early learning centre leaders, schools and local community and government stakeholders to:

  • Increase the number of qualified early education and care educators in the region.
  • Increase the number of people seeking to establish a career within early learning services.
  • Develop a coordinate approach to continuing professional development.
  • Improve business practices, workplace relationships and the stability of the workforce.
  • Increase the number of children engaged in high quality learning.

Thriving Futures attracts and retains a quality childcare workforce through Professional Development, mentoring and wage subsidies/incentives through the Educator Recognition Program.

We are here to ensuring quality and sustainability within the sector benefits our families and enables children to reach their full potential.

Our Educator Recognition Program

Did you know that being a part of Thriving Futures entitles you to quarterly incentives? Our Educator Recognition Program acknowledges the difference you make in children’s lives by offering a wage supplement and financial incentives. It is an opportunity to develop yourself professionally through FREE professional development, training and ongoing mentoring.

What does Thriving Futures mean to our educators and the community?

Hear from our teams in the Pilbara about what a role in the Early Years sector looks like.

Find your path

For Unqualified Educators

Exploring a career working with children? Choose how you build your skills and become workforce ready.

For Qualified Educators

Kick-start your career and earn a steady income while completing your qualifications.