Webinar: Towards equitable early years services and systems

Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 12:00 PM

This webinar recording provides an overview of Restacking the Odds, the evidence behind the approach, and explores how lead indicators are enabling services to better meet the needs of children and families—particularly those experiencing disadvantage.

Watch the webinar recording

RSTO enables early childhood development services and systems to use data in a timely way to make a difference for children and families. Its unique approach focuses on the combination of five key services (antenatal care, early childhood education and care, the early years of school, sustained nurse home visiting, and parenting programs) and how lead indicator data—as well as support to interpret and act on that data—can enable timely improvement in service availability, quality and participation.  

While lead indicators are rarely used in Australia today, the panel explored why they are fundamental to measurable and actionable change in early years services and systems. This webinar showcases RTSO’s approach to:

  • stacking strategies across the early years
  • developing lead indicator data across five early years services
  • co-designing solutions to support the collection, interpretation, and use of lead indicators at a service and community level
  • helping community leaders of place-based initiatives enhance early years systems
  • advocating for strengthened service and system capacity. 


  • Susan Anderson: CEO, Gowrie Victoria.
  • Olivia Hilton: Manager, Restacking the Odds, Centre for Community Child Health.
  • Prof Sharon Goldfeld: Director, Centre for Community Child Health.
  • Dr Michelle Lucas:  Executive Director, Logan Together.
  • John Bush: Head, School Age Learning, Paul Ramsay Foundation.

Restacking the Odds is a collaboration between the Centre for Community Child Health at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Bain & Company and Social Ventures Australia.

RSTO would like to acknowledge the support of project partners the Paul Ramsay Foundation and Seer Data.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.