A Whole-of-Government Strategy for Babies, Young Children and their Families 2019-2028

First 5 is a whole-of-Government strategy to improve the lives of babies, young children
and their families. It is a ten-year plan to help make sure all children have positive early
experiences and get a great start in life.
The First 5 Strategy uses evidence to identify goals, objectives and the specific actions
required from across Government to support children (and their families) in the early years
of life. First 5 commits to major initiatives on family leave, children’s health services, parenting
supports, child-friendly communities and Early Learning and Care services among a broad
range of actions. The Strategy will significantly enhance early childhood and make a huge
contribution to the lives of young children, society and the economy over the short, medium
and long term.