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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What do we do?
The Australian Childcare Alliance is the national peak body that represents, advocates, informs and promotes quality early learning services throughout Australia.
ACA Role in Advocacy We represent over 70% of all privately owned early learning 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

ACA congratulates Gwynneth Bridge on her Order of Australia Honour

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We are delighted to acknowledge that our former National President, Gwynneth Bridge, was recently appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division, for her significant service to the community through leadership in the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector. The Order of Australia is the principal and most prestigious means of recognising outstanding members of the community at a national level.

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ACA Tasmania recently formed to prevent a childcare crisis in Tasmania

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The ACA has recently set up a new state body in Tasmania, with the help of a passionate group of local Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) service providers, in order to immediately address Tasmania’ s emerging childcare crisis. 

What is the problem? 

The Liberal State Government plans to lower the school starting age to 3.5 years by 2020. 

This goes against the best practice research from Australia and around the world which demonstrates that younger is not better when it comes to starting school and does not give children any academic advantage… in fact it can do the opposite.

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