Thirty five decision makers from across the ECD system, including State Government Ministers, senior bureaucrats (Secretaries and Deputy Secretaries), business leaders, leading academics, non-government representatives and for-profit service providers, are interviewed on their perspectives and experiences of the ECD system. What are their perceptions of the current system?; What would a good future look like?; What is stopping us getting there?; Where are the system blind spots?; and What are possible leverage points for change? This report is a synthesis of those interviews.