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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Privacy law

Among the many other regulations and laws that Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services are required to comply with, ECEC services also need to comply with Australia's privacy law, known as the Privacy Act 1988 (the Act).
Why do ECEC services have to comply with privacy law?
Under Australia's privacy law, ECEC services are deemed as health service providers, which puts them in the category of an “Australian Privacy Principle (APP) Entity”. Under Australian law, all APP entities are bound by the Act and must comply with it.

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feedAustralia is a really useful and practical initiative that has been developed for Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services, to ensure that they comply with the Australian Dietary Guidelines (ADG), as required under the National Quality Framework, when providing the children with their meals.

The program is endorsed by the Federal Government's Department of Health, and has been lauded as a world leading nutritional promotion and preventative health initiative.

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Perhaps the biggest challenge for any employer is putting together a great team.
First, that means finding and hiring the right people. Then there’s the ongoing challenge of staff retention.
In the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector, it is especially important to source and retain educators who are professional, knowledgeable, and passionate about their work.
So, how can ECEC service operators find and keep the best staff?
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Following last year's success in raising funds for Project Rudolph, the ACA is proud to support this initiative again this year. Project Rudolph is a Christmas appeal which aims to deliver freshly packed Christmas meal boxes to struggling Australian families.

The joint initiative between Aussie Farmers Direct and Australia’s largest hunger relief organisation, Foodbank, encourages Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services to get involved by organising their own fund-raising activities within their centres, and then forwarding the funds to the ACA to enable  a collective purchase of food boxes for this worthy cause.