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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We're proud to join forces with Little Rockers Radio and Red Nose Day, to support the 2019 Little Rockers Red Nose Disco.

With nine children still dying suddenly and unexpectedly every day in Australia, this is an extremely important issue which requires ongoing research and community education.


With twelve months since the introduction of the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) System, we can certainly say that it has been a bumpy ride for Approved Providers, Nominated Supervisors and families as we navigate the range of challenges that change of such a significant scale can cause.

Some of the difficulties are coming to grips with a new policy setting with different outcomes from the old regime, along with a range of technical difficulties that have caused problems, both major and minor, for us to try to resolve.

In ACA's discussions with members around the country, there is a range of responses as to the impact of the CCS on our sector and our families. Some service providers have experienced little or no concern with the implementation and management of CCS at a service or family level with others completely overwhelmed and struggling to make sense of some of the outcomes along the way.


As of 1 July 2019 all businesses will be required to report their staff payroll and superannuation (super) details to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) digitally, via a Single Touch Payroll (STP) system.

The ATO's STP project is designed to streamline all payment information by requiring companies to lodge details of payroll when they run it, rather than months later. This requirement may not affect your early learning service(s) if you are already reporting this information digitally via a payroll software system such as MYOB, Xero or Ceridian.


The Department of Education (DET) has just released Child Care Subsidy rates to apply from 1 July 2019.
The hourly rates have increased marginally, to take into account the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI).