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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Regulation Impact Statement: Child Care Assistance Package



In May 2015 the Federal Government released a comprehensive Child Care Assistance Package as part of the 2015/16 Federal Budget.

The Federal Department of Social Services has now released a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) on the Child Care Assistance Package. The RIS sets out the options that were considered in the development of the package and describes implementation options to the key components of the package. You can access a copy of the RIS here. It should be noted that this RIS does not cover the Interim Home Based Carer Subsidy Programme (Nanny Trial), as this is subject to a separate consultation process.

Consultation sessions commence in Canberra Thursday 2 July 2015 and conclude in Cairns 31 July 2015. Click here for dates and locations, and to register to attend a session. For advice on providing feedback click here.

What Parents Want 2015 Survey

WWPW-pic2015hat Parents Want June 2015 Survey. Have your say on the effects of proposed Childcare funding changes in the Federal Government's 2015 Budget. 

Free Webinars for ACA Members


As part of our partnership with the Australian Business Lawyers and Advisors (ABLA), Australian Childcare Alliance members right across the country are invited to participate in select ABLA webinars free of charge, covering vitally important issues from bullying and discrimination to termination of employment to commercial leasing. The second of these fantastic webinars will be held AEST 12pm - 1pm Tuesday 9th June 2015, focused on Bullying & Discrimination Update. This webinar will cover both the human relations and legal elements to performance management and examine what is required for an effective proactive as well as reactive approach. Click here to register for Tuesday's webinar. For the full list of free webinars available to members over the next 8 months, pdf please see attachment (258 KB).







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