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.
  • 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
  • Early Childhood Educators' Day 2021

    On Wednesday 1st September Australia says thank you to our early childhood educators for their wonderful contribution to the wellbeing & healthy development of the young children in their care.
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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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Latest News

Amendments to the Education and Care National Regulations

Amendments to the Education and Care National Regulations

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On 7 July 2021 Education Ministers agreed to a number of amendments to the Education and Care National Regulations regarding the display of quality ratings, the transportation of children and workforce transitional provisions.
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ACA applauds funding support allowing Greater Sydney early learning services to waive the gap fee

ACA applauds funding support allowing Greater Sydney early learning services to waive the gap fee

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Families in Greater Sydney who choose to keep their children at home, whether it be for financial, health or other reasons, don’t have to pay a fee for care they are not using.
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ACA applauds four year extension of preschool funding & further investment in early learning workforce

ACA applauds four year extension of preschool funding & further investment in early learning workforce

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This long-term commitment to preschool funding provides certainty for Australian families and the many service providers that deliver a preschool program.
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ACA welcomes the reforms to the Child Care Subsidy improving affordability for many families

ACA welcomes the reforms to the Child Care Subsidy improving affordability for many families

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The new government funding reforms will incentivise more parents to return to work and take on additional hours, by making early learning (child care) services more affordable for these families.
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Members

ACA-QLD-975

ACA-NSW-975

ACA-VIC-975

ACA-SA-975

ACA-WA-975

Australian Childcare Alliance Tasmania

Belonging Early Years Journal

In pertnership with Guild Insurance


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!