The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) is a not-for-profit, member-funded organisation advocating for the future of Australia's children.
We work on behalf of long day care owners and operators to ensure families and their children have an opportunity to access affordable, high quality early learning services throughout Australia.


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The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) is a not-for-profit, member-funded organisation advocating for the future of Australia's children. We work on behalf of long day care owners and operators to ensure families and their children have an opportunity to access affordable, high quality early learning services throughout Australia.

  • What do we do?

    The Australian Childcare Alliance is the national peak body
    that represents, advocates, informs and promotes quality early
    learning services throughout Australia.
  • ACA Role in Advocacy

    We represent over 70% of all privately owned early learning services,
    and offer a strong voice to advocate for the sector.
  • We offer a high-quality EAP

    We're proud to be in partnership with LifeWorks to offer the early learning sector a high-quality Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at a fraction of the usual cost.
  • Become a member

    Join our membership, be part of a supportive network and access to a range of services and expert advice by contacting your ACA state body.
  • Engagement with government

    Read our latest submissions to the Australian Government
  • Set your service apart

    With ChildHR's operational advantage
  • Child Care Super

    Dedicated to you and your sector

State Bodies

ACA-QLD-975

ACA-NSW-975

ACA-VIC-975

ACA-SA-975

ACA-WA-975

Australian Childcare Alliance Tasmania

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ACA supports more affordable child care measures but says workforce crisis must be urgently addressed

ACA supports more affordable child care measures but says workforce crisis must be urgently addressed

The ACA commends the passage, through the Senate, of the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Cheaper Child Care) Bill 2022. However the changes will take effect from July 2023 amid a severe educator shortage crisis.
Federal Budget reflects the Albanese Government’s commitment to the early learning sector

Federal Budget reflects the Albanese Government’s commitment to the early learning sector

The ACA commends the Albanese Government for its first ever Federal Budget, which has fulfilled its pre-election commitments to families by making affordable early learning services one of its key priorities.
ACA supports building a pipeline to more qualified jobseekers for the early learning sector

ACA supports building a pipeline to more qualified jobseekers for the early learning sector

The ACA commends the Australian Government’s recent announcement to fund additional early childhood degree places and fee-free TAFE and vocational education places for the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector.
Federal Government declares period of emergency for ECEC sector in Victoria, Tasmania and NSW

Federal Government declares period of emergency for ECEC sector in Victoria, Tasmania and NSW

The Australia Government has declared a period of emergency for the early learning sector in parts of Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales following severe weather and flooding.

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ACA-QLD-975

ACA-NSW-975

ACA-VIC-975

ACA-SA-975

ACA-WA-975

Australian Childcare Alliance Tasmania

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What Our Members Say

Just wanted to take the time to say THANK YOU! You guys have been amazing throughout all of this.

 

 

For us you are our lifeline to the government and outside world, so thank you for all the hard work you do, to advocate for private early learning  services.

ACA, you and the ACA state bodies have done a fantastic job for us as a sector – thank you very much!