Link local childcare centres with local retirement villages. Set up a roster of volunteers from our older population to spend regular time with preschoolers, increasing one-on-one time for preschoolers. Benefits for all participants.
Seek involvement from childcare centres and retirement villages to create a register of participants. Childcare centres can then access the register to find suitable retirees (with Working with Children Check) to fill a roster. Visits would be for set times and perhaps weekly. Our retired population is living longer and have much to contribute. Children benefit from one-on-one attention and the insights of another generation. Childcare staff would benefit from small periods of relief/assistance.