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 world has VERY quickly changed for early learning service providers and early childhood educators, with every individual in the sector facing some unique challenges as they operate in this new and ever-changing climate.

It is vitally important that service providers and educators acknowledge their emotional responses to these changes and know how to practice self care while navigating through the "new normal". By looking after themselves first, educators will be in a better position to look after the children in their care and give them the support they may need during these challenging times.

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Early access to retirement savings should only occur under extreme circumstances
At first glance, accessing early release superannuation may seem convenient. But it risks undermining your planned retirement income and should only be a last resort.
The Federal Government recently announced it would allow those whose employment has been affected by COVID-19 to access some of their superannuation balances early.
Under the new rules, workers whose income is reduced by at least 20% or those who have lost thier job due to the COVID-19 outbreak can access up to $20,000 of their super.

That first $10,000 is available between mid-April and 30 June 2020, and the second $10,000 is available after 1 July 2020 for around three months.


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ACA has received numerous questions from our members about how the new ECEC Relief Package applies to a multitude of difference circumstances across our sector. 

The following Q&A's have been developed in response to these specific questions, to assist service providers in navigating their way through the new financial measures over the coming weeks and months.



ACA continues to receive queries from our members about the latest changes to the JobKeeper Payment package.

The Australian Tax Office has recently provided a new webpage on the JobKeeper Payment here.