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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Latest KPMG-CEW report on early learning sector applauded by the Australian Childcare Alliance

Latest KPMG-CEW report on early learning sector applauded by the Australian Childcare Alliance

Australian families would be financially better off, and $5.4 billion tippe...
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Adapting children's service menus around food shortages

Adapting children's service menus around food shortages

We've put together an educational video to help early learning service prov...
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Support resources available for services affected by the bushfires

Support resources available for services affected by the bushfires

We've put together a list of the support resources available as a starting ...
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ACA applauds ACECQA funding

ACA applauds ACECQA funding

ACA applauds the Australian Government's decision to fully fund ACECQA on a...
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ACA announces new Executive for 2019-2020

ACA announces new Executive for 2019-2020

On Tuesday 26th November the Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) held its A...
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We're looking at patterns in the under & oversupply of early learning services across Australia

We're looking at patterns in the under & oversupply of early learning services across Australia

The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA), Australian Community Children’s Se...
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ACA Response to Inquiry into Child Care Package (Child Care Subsidy)

ACA Response to Inquiry into Child Care Package (Child Care Subsidy)

ACA welcomed the opportunity to contribute to the Inquiry into the Family A...
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Early Childhood Educators' Day 2019

Early Childhood Educators' Day 2019

Australia's early childhood educators enjoyed a heart-felt celebration and ...
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CCS Evaluation Report Sheds Light On Effect Of CCS On Families

CCS Evaluation Report Sheds Light On Effect Of CCS On Families

A recent CCS evaluation report commissioned by the Department of Education ...
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Two Days of Productive Political Engagement in Canberra!

Two Days of Productive Political Engagement in Canberra!

ACA President Paul Mondo and Vice President Nesha Hutchinson recently had 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