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 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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

ACA President Paul Mondo recently spoke to The Sector about the 6 week jour...
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Coronavirus updates for the early learning sector

Coronavirus updates for the early learning sector

We've put together a special webpage to address the many questions we are r...
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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