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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As an early learning service provider, you would be very much aware that staff shortages are a key issue impacting our sector, with some services impacted more severely than others, depending on their individual circumstances.

We're seeking your immediate feedback on capping enrolments to create a  powerful set of statistics that helps to demonstrate the severity of the problem and the impact on families and the local community. 

We need your capping enrolment statistics for the week of Monday 9 May through to Friday 12 May.

We would also like to share some real life stories of early learning services affected by the workforce crisis, so if you are comfortable having your service appear in a media story please include your contact details at the end of the survey.

Single services 

• Please complete the online survey here.

Multiple services

If you own more that one service, we ask that you take the time to complete the survey for each service - this is very important so that we can get accurate statistics.

• Please complete the online survey for each of your services here; OR

• If you would find the completion of an Excel spreadsheet more practical and efficient, please download the spreadsheet here, complete one row for each service and email the saved file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PLEASE NOTE: The survey is completely anonymous unless you actively choose to include your contact details. We will only use these details for the purposes of arranging case studies and media interviews.


It should only take a few minutes to complete and your feedback will assist us greatly as we continue our discussions with the Federal Government on this critical issue.

DEADLINE: Please complete the survey by midnight Friday 26th May. 

We thank you in advance for your valued contribution.