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 early childhood education and care (ECEC) throughout Australia.

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What do we do?
The Australian Childcare Alliance is the national peak body that represents, advocates, informs and promotes quality early childhood education and care services throughout Australia.
ACA Role in Advocacy We represent over 70% of all privately owned ECEC services, and offer a strong voice to advocate for the sector.
Our State Bodies Join our membership and access a wealth of benefits by contacting your state body.
Submissions Read our latest submissions to government.

Latest News

DET urges early learning service providers to complete the online Transition Form

Are you ready

The Department of Education and Training (DET) has recently sent out an email to remind early learning service providers that May 31st is the deadline to submit the online Transition Form for the new Child Care Subsidy.  According to DET, 30% of providers have not yet completed this process and as such are not yet ready for the introduction of the new Child Care Subsidy.

Service providers that haven't yet done this are urged to log onto the new Child Care Subsidy System (CCSS) immediately to complete and submit their online Transition Form.

Online calculation tool available AND withholding rate reduced

New CCS Estimator
The Department of Education and Training (DET) has recently announced two new developments surrounding the new Child Care Package and the new Child Care Subsidy:
1/ Online calculation of fortnightly $ support for families
Families can now calculate the level of fortnightly financial support they can expect to receive using Centrelink's Payment and Service Finder
This online tool will ask families a set of questions about their circumstances, in including their shared income and estimated hours of work/study along with the hourly rate of their particular Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) service, to provide an estimate of their fortnightly Child Care Subsidy. 







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