I am delighted to launch our submission for Budget 2023. It reflects the sense of obligation that we have to our children, families, staff, and providers. We must identify the issues in our sector, and work towards solutions.

The Federation now has a very strong membership, and this is a source of great pride both to me personally and to the Board and our incredible Committees.

The FECP is not government funded, and so we enjoy an uninhibited mandate to vigorously pursue fairness and quality improvement in the sector.

Our members have been so vocal in their support of the organisation. I would like to thank them and thank our Board and Committees for their ongoing dedication to the cause – creating a unified voice for independent providers nationwide.

Elaine Dunne, Chair