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

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

The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) President, Mr Paul Mondo, says the ...
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Australian Government announces targeted support to most vulnerable early learning services

Australian Government announces targeted support to most vulnerable early learning services

The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) President, Mr Paul Mondo, says the ...
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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

Early learning services in Commonwealth-declared COVID-19 hotspots that run...
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ECEC qualifications transition period has been extended

ECEC qualifications transition period has been extended

Following ACA's advocacy about the changes to the ECEC qualifications, we a...
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Amendments to the Education and Care National Regulations

Amendments to the Education and Care National Regulations

On 7 July 2021 Education Ministers agreed to a number of amendments to the ...
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ACA supports more affordable child care measures but says workforce crisis must be urgently addressed

ACA supports more affordable child care measures but says workforce crisis must be urgently addressed

Federal Budget reflects the Albanese Government’s commitment to the early learning sector

Federal Budget reflects the Albanese Government’s commitment to the early learning sector

ACA supports building a pipeline to more qualified jobseekers for the early learning sector

ACA supports building a pipeline to more qualified jobseekers for the early learning sector

Federal Government declares period of emergency for ECEC sector in Victoria, Tasmania and NSW

Federal Government declares period of emergency for ECEC sector in Victoria, Tasmania and NSW

ACA affordable accessible Early Childhood Education & Care for Indigenous communities

ACA affordable accessible Early Childhood Education & Care for Indigenous communities

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