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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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Ongoing operations in the Coronavirus health crisis climate

In light of the return to the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and the payment of gap fees, you should inform your families as soon as possible about the latest changes to your operations. 

ACA has produced a template letter for our members to use as a starting point for writing to their families via a letter or email. 

This has been emailed to members directly. If you have not received it, please contact your relevant ACA state body.   

Health and safety

Some of your families may express their concern about their child’s health and safety in your service.

We recommend that you take a proactive approach and send your families regular notices to reassure them about the health status at your centre (ie. whether there have been any suspected cases or exclusions) and that you are following the advice of the Federal and State Governments.

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If your service's main grocery supplier is no longer delivering or only has limited supplies, it's worth contacting local suppliers and also wholesalers to find out if they can assist. Some wholesale suppliers may be feeling the pinch of less orders from restaurants and corporate catering services as large gatherings decrease in frequency, and you may be able to use their food delivery services. 

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Mandatory closures

The Federal or relevant State/Territory Department of Health will advise you of the need for partial or full closure. 

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COVID-19: The possibility of Mandated Closures, Stand Down and Employee wages

You may be wondering how to communicate with your workforce and how to respond to the COVID-19 virus that is impacting our community and the economy.

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