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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The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) is acutely aware of the enormous impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the early learning sector.

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The following are useful resources to explore and share with your team of staff, families and friends:

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ACA has produced the following documents for possible member use:

  1. document COVID-19 Pandemic Action Plan 2020 for Early Learning Services (799 KB)

  2.   document Template service provider Emergency Management Plan (249 KB)
    Please note that this template is based on Victoria-specific content. Services located in other states will need to change contacts and links to tailor to their own needs.

  3. pdf Sample service provider Emergency Management Plan  (1.73 MB)

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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.