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 the commencement date (2 July) for the new Child Care Subsidy gets closer, families will be keen to find out what their actual Child Care Subsidy Rate and Eligible hours per fortnight will be under the new system. 

Families can now make use of our Child Care Subsidy Calculator - a quick and easy alternative to Centrelink's Payment and Service Finder - to estimate their level of fortnightly support and their out-of-pocket “gap” fee under the Australian Government's Child Care Subsidy (CCS).

The National ECS, FOI & Privacy Commissioners & Ombudsman re independent, statutory officers appointed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Education Council under national applied laws legislation – the Education and Care Services National Law.
They provide a free service dealing with complaints about the bodies responsible for implementing Australia’s early childhood education and care regulatory system - that is, the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and the State and Territory Regulatory Authorities (RAs)
Their roles were set up in 2012 to assist in ensuring that the national regulatory framework for early childhood education and care is accountable, responsive and fair.


The new Child Care Subsidy brings with it a whole new set of data items and acronyms that early learning service providers will need to be aware of when engaging in the new Child Care Subsidy System (CCSS)

To assist early learning services as well as their families, in familiarising themselves with the new data items in the Child Care Subsidy System (CCSS), the Department of Education and Training has produced an online fact sheet - Child Care Subsidy (CCS) - data items for use in the new Child Care Subsidy System (CCSS)