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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Two Days of Productive Political Engagement in Canberra!

Two Days of Productive Political Engagement in Canberra!

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ACA President Paul Mondo and Vice President Nesha Hutchinson recently had t
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We've launched this year's resources for Early Childhood Educators' Day!

We've launched this year's resources for Early Childhood Educators' Day!

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This year Early Childhood Educators Day will take place on Wednesday 4th Se
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We're proud to support the Little Rockers Red Nose Disco!

We're proud to support the Little Rockers Red Nose Disco!

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The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) is proud to join forces with Little
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ACA applauds landmark study

ACA applauds landmark study

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Following today’s release of A Smart Investment For A Smarter Australia, a
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How the parties stack up on early learning

How the parties stack up on early learning

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We've joined forces with the Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (
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Overview of political party promises in the early learning space

Overview of political party promises in the early learning space

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With the election date approaching, it’s a useful exercise to compare what
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More political engagement as the federal election approaches

More political engagement as the federal election approaches

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With the federal election now called to take place on Sat 18th May, ACA has
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We're now full swing into pre-election mode!

We're now full swing into pre-election mode!

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With the federal election expected to take place on or before May 19, all s
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ACA launches pre-election policies

ACA launches pre-election policies

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Today Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) is proud to launch www.BestStartI
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New report provides insights into areas of under and oversupply

New report provides insights into areas of under and oversupply

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A recent report commissioned by the Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA), th
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Amendments to the Education and Care National Regulations

Amendments to the Education and Care National Regulations

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On 7 July 2021 Education Ministers agreed to a number of amendments to the
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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ACA National held it's Annual General Meeting (AGM) recently and voted in t
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ACA welcomes the Productivity Commission’s recommendations for the prevention of mental health issues in our youngest Australians

ACA welcomes the Productivity Commission’s recommendations for the prevention of mental health issues in our youngest Australians

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ACA welcomes the recommendations for ‘generational reform’ of mental healt
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Working families & the early learning sector now recognised by all parties - Disadvantaged children still falling through the cracks

Working families & the early learning sector now recognised by all parties - Disadvantaged children still falling through the cracks

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Labor’s budget-in-reply response highlights just how critical the early lea
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Melbourne's early learning sector opens up again to all families

Melbourne's early learning sector opens up again to all families

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Melbourne's early learning providers and families are relieved and excited
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ACA commends Australian Government for continued support of early learning sector in difficult times

ACA commends Australian Government for continued support of early learning sector in difficult times

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ACA has applauded the Australian Government for extending support for Victo
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Latest KPMG-CEW Report applauded by the Australian Childcare Alliance

Latest KPMG-CEW Report applauded by the Australian Childcare Alliance

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Australian families would be financially better off, and $5.4 billion tippe
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The early learning sector is gearing up for Early Childhood Educators' Day!

The early learning sector is gearing up for Early Childhood Educators' Day!

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This year's event will be particularly meaningful in the COVID-19 climate,
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ACA President Paul Mondo ACA commends government for immediate support to Victorian sector

ACA President Paul Mondo ACA commends government for immediate support to Victorian sector

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The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) has commended the Australian Govern
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ACA President Paul Mondo Responds to Government Announcement on Transition Back to CCS

ACA President Paul Mondo Responds to Government Announcement on Transition Back to CCS

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The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) has commended the Australian Govern
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ACA President Paul Mondo's overview of last 6 weeks for the early learning sector in the COVID-19 climate

ACA President Paul Mondo's overview of last 6 weeks for the early learning sector in the COVID-19 climate

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ACA President Paul Mondo recently spoke to The Sector about the 6 week jour
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