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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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 We're delighted to present the follow events as part of the Australian Childcare Alliance's 2023 calendar:

 

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ACA VIC Conference - IMMERSE: Innovate, Educate & Inspire

Fri 28th April & Sat 29th April 2023

This exceptional conference aims to unite everyone together in the early learning & childhood sector.

This year's theme is Immerse, Innovate, and Educate. Learn how to deliver and support excellence in Early Childhood Education & Care. Reconnect with the wonder and magic of childhood and ‘IMMERSE’ yourself in the latest sector discussions.

With over 50 speakers across 4 venues, 25 sessions, and 30 performers from 8+ cultures, this is an ECEC Conference like no other!

You’ll hear from industry experts and be a part of in-depth sector discussions and networking. It’s perfectly positioned for Educators and Approved Providers to continue and ensure quality education occurs within our early learning services.

With a stunning backdrop of the Yarra River, this major phenomenon will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on Fri 28th April & Sat 29th April 2023.

To find out more about this spectacular event click here.

To book your tickets and secure your place click here

 

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ACA QLD Conference - Early Education... It lasts a lifetime.

Friday 16th June to Sunday 18th June 2023 

ACA Queensland is excited to announce that their 2023 conference planning is well underway and is scheduled for the weekend of 16 to 18 June 2023 at The Star Gold Coast.

Speakers include:

  • Justin Coulson - Co-Host and Parenting Expert on Nine's Parental Guidance
  • Dr Jacinta Buchbach - Head of Respect at Work Leadership Training at In Safe Hands
  • Tania Porter - Deputy Director-General, Early Childhood, Department of Education'
  • Kelly Goodsir - Pedagogical Leader Early Childhood,
  • Toni & Robin Christie - Founders of Childspace
  • Wendy Lee - Director at Educational Leadership Project. 

To read more about this exciting event click here.

To book your tickets and secure your place click here

 

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ACA NSW Excellence in ECEC Awards 

Saturday, 23 October 2023

ACA New South Wales invites nominations from the NSW early learning sector for their annual Excellence in Early Childhood Education Awards.

Each year over 600 approved providers, educators and teachers come together to recognise the best Early Childhood Education and Care services and educators that New South Wales has to offer.

The Official Guide (which includes the nomination form and details) will be released in early 2023.

In the meantime, the following important dates are worth noting:

  • Early Childhood Education Week - 19-23 June 2023
  • Closing date for Nominations for 2023 Awards - 11.59pm on 16 August 2023
  • Finalists Announced  - 7 September 2023
  • Awards Night  - Saturday, 23 October 2023

Existing and potential sponsors can contact the ACA NSW Relationships Officer for further information.  

For any other queries/information, please contact the ACA NSW team via 1300 556 330 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Early Childhood Educators' Day 

Wednesday 6th September 2023

Early Childhood Educators' Day recognises and celebrates the work of Australia's educators in early learning services for their wonderful contribution to the wellbeing and healthy development of the young children in their care.

It's a chance to say thank you to Australia’s early childhood educators on a very personal level by service operators, families and their children, as well as collectively at the state and national levels.

In 2023 Early Childhood Educators' Day will take place on Wednesday 6th September.

For more information visit the event website here