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.
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Latest News

Early Childhood Educators Day 2017

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This year Early Childhood Educators Day will take place on Wednesday 6th September.

The purpose of Early Childhood Educators Day is to recognise and celebrate the work of early educators working in long day care, community care and kindergarten/preschool services, for their enormous contribution to the wellbeing and healthy development of the young children in their care.

The event was inspired by World Teachers Day, an annual event which is celebrated in more than 100 countries in October.

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ACA believes government’s child care reform has failed Australia’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable families

ACA President Paul Mondo has expressed the ACA’s extreme disappointment that the Federal Government and crossbench have ignored a landmark opportunity to provide well balanced reform to child care subsidies and passed the Jobs for Families Legislation last night without ACA’s recommended amendments.

A summary of the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2016 and its progress through Parliament can be accessed here.

“This is an extremely disappointing result for the sector.” Mr Mondo said. “Our support of the Jobs for Families package was contingent on our recommendations being included in the new legislation, to better protect vulnerable and disadvantaged Australian children as well as ensuring an adequate safety net for many low income families.” 

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