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

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

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!

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

ACA applauds landmark study

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

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

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

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!

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

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

A recent report commissioned by the Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA), th...
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ACA and CBA release Early Learning Insights Report

ACA and CBA release Early Learning Insights Report

ACA and the Commonwealth Bank are proud to launch the inaugural edition of ...
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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