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 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

Families in Greater Sydney who choose to keep their children at home, wheth...
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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

This long-term commitment to preschool funding provides certainty for Austr...
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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

The new government funding reforms will incentivise more parents to return ...
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ACECQA seeks sector views on ten-year national workforce strategy

ACECQA seeks sector views on ten-year national workforce strategy

Throughout May 2021, ACECQA is seeking feedback on ways to assist in improv...
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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

ACA will put forward a written submission on behalf of our members nation-w...
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ACA applauds extension of BAC wage subsidy initiative

ACA applauds extension of BAC wage subsidy initiative

The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) has commended the Australian Govern...
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ACA advocating that early learning sector should be a priority group for COVID-19 vaccination in Australia

ACA advocating that early learning sector should be a priority group for COVID-19 vaccination in Australia

The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) has been in discussions with the Au...
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COVID-19 information for the ECEC sector

COVID-19 information for the ECEC sector

The Department of Education, Skills & Employment (DESE) is reminding Early ...
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ACA welcomes new Education Minister and thanks the Australian Government for its support in 2020

ACA welcomes new Education Minister and thanks the Australian Government for its support in 2020

ACA welcomes the Hon Alan Tudge, new Minister for Education and Youth, and ...
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ACA announces new Executive Committee for 2020/2021

ACA announces new Executive Committee for 2020/2021

ACA National held it's Annual General Meeting (AGM) recently and voted in t...
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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