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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ACA and LifeWorks launch high-quality Employee Assistance Program

ACA and LifeWorks launch high-quality Employee Assistance Program

ACA, in partnership with LifeWorks, is proud to offer the early learning se...
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Extended COVID-19 supports for the early learning sector

Extended COVID-19 supports for the early learning sector

ACA commends the Federal Government for extending this support in recogniti...
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ACA welcomes new government investment in early learning  – a well-informed implementation strategy is the key

ACA welcomes new government investment in early learning – a well-informed implementation strategy is the key

ACA has welcomed today’s announcements that Victorian and New South Wales g...
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Working together to prioritise families with young children - ACA congratulates Prime Minister Albanese

Working together to prioritise families with young children - ACA congratulates Prime Minister Albanese

ACA commends the Australian Labor Party for its commitment to all of ACA’s ...
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ACA launches its top 3 election priorities for all parties

ACA launches its top 3 election priorities for all parties

As the 2022 federal election draws nearer, Australia’s peak body for early ...
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Gap fee waiving available to early learning services in flood-affected Queensland and New South Wales

Gap fee waiving available to early learning services in flood-affected Queensland and New South Wales

The Federal Government will provide additional support for families affecte...
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Higher Child Care Subsidy for families with multiple children and removal of the annual cap

Higher Child Care Subsidy for families with multiple children and removal of the annual cap

The higher Child Care Subsidy (CCS) for families with multiple children wil...
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National Framework aims to minimise the impact of COVID on schools and the early learning sector

National Framework aims to minimise the impact of COVID on schools and the early learning sector

On 13 January 2022, National Cabinet agreed to a national framework which a...
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Latest MYEFO  provides greater funding for Inclusion Support PLUS discounts for ECEC employees

Latest MYEFO provides greater funding for Inclusion Support PLUS discounts for ECEC employees

ACA is heartened that the Australian Government continues to invest in the ...
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ACA commends government relief for families  isolating in COVID climate

ACA commends government relief for families isolating in COVID climate

ACA commends the Australian Government for offering a level of support to t...
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ACA and LifeWorks launch high-quality Employee Assistance Program

ACA and LifeWorks launch high-quality Employee Assistance Program

Extended COVID-19 supports for the early learning sector

Extended COVID-19 supports for the early learning sector

ACA welcomes new government investment in early learning  – a well-informed implementation strategy is the key

ACA welcomes new government investment in early learning – a well-informed implementation strategy is the key

Working together to prioritise families with young children - ACA congratulates Prime Minister Albanese

Working together to prioritise families with young children - ACA congratulates Prime Minister Albanese

ACA launches its top 3 election priorities for all parties

ACA launches its top 3 election priorities for all parties

Gap fee waiving available to early learning services in flood-affected Queensland and New South Wales

Gap fee waiving available to early learning services in flood-affected Queensland and New South Wales

Higher Child Care Subsidy for families with multiple children and removal of the annual cap

Higher Child Care Subsidy for families with multiple children and removal of the annual cap

National Framework aims to minimise the impact of COVID on schools and the early learning sector

National Framework aims to minimise the impact of COVID on schools and the early learning sector

Latest MYEFO  provides greater funding for Inclusion Support PLUS discounts for ECEC employees

Latest MYEFO provides greater funding for Inclusion Support PLUS discounts for ECEC employees

ACA commends government relief for families  isolating in COVID climate

ACA commends government relief for families isolating in COVID climate

Increased Child Care Subsidy (CCS) funding brought forward to March 2022

Increased Child Care Subsidy (CCS) funding brought forward to March 2022

Australian Government announces targeted support to most vulnerable early learning services

Australian Government announces targeted support to most vulnerable early learning services

ACA commends Australian Government's allowance of gap fee waivers in COVID-19 hotspots Australia-wide

ACA commends Australian Government's allowance of gap fee waivers in COVID-19 hotspots Australia-wide

ECEC qualifications transition period has been extended

ECEC qualifications transition period has been extended

Amendments to the Education and Care National Regulations

Amendments to the Education and Care National Regulations

ACA applauds funding support allowing Greater Sydney early learning services to waive the gap fee

ACA applauds funding support allowing Greater Sydney early learning services to waive the gap fee

ACA applauds four year extension of preschool funding & further investment in early learning workforce

ACA applauds four year extension of preschool funding & further investment in early learning workforce

ACA welcomes the reforms to the Child Care Subsidy improving affordability for many families

ACA welcomes the reforms to the Child Care Subsidy improving affordability for many families

ACECQA seeks sector views on ten-year national workforce strategy

ACECQA seeks sector views on ten-year national workforce strategy

Early learning sector reminded to contribute to NQF Review before 30 April deadline

Early learning sector reminded to contribute to NQF Review before 30 April deadline