In the lead up to the next federal election, affordable access to early learning services is a huge priority for many Australian families with young children, as well as those planning to have children.
Children who enjoy quality early learning are likely to be well socialised, confident, inquisitive about the world, accepting of diversity, resilient to manage challenges and also to be life-long learners.
With the right policy and financial frameworks in place, we could ensure that every child in Australia has access to high quality, affordable and sustainable early learning services, and therefore the best start in life.
The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) is a not-for-profit, member-funded organisation advocating for the future of Australia’s children.
ACA works on behalf of long day care service owners and operators, as a reputable source of evidence-based advice to policy makers and a trusted source of practical guidance to service operators.
We represent more than 2,500 members and approximately 360,000 families throughout Australia.
We have produced a policy paper which sets out ACA’s position on the level of support required by the Federal Government, in order to build a future where every child in Australia has access to high quality, affordable and sustainable early learning services.
There are also policy fact sheets which focus on each policy item for easy reference.
We believe that every child in Australia should have access to high quality, affordable and sustainable early learning services and therefore the best start in life.
In order to achieve this vision, in addition to ACA’s ongoing engagement with government, we call upon our sector stakeholders to engage with government in the lead up to the next federal election and make sure your voice is heard.
The ACA has extensive experience in the operation of high quality early learning services.
We work with Federal and State Governments, regulatory authorities and other stakeholders to ensure that families are supported into the future with a sustainable, affordable and viable sector.
The ACA services each state and territory via its State Bodies, to provide tailored products and services that support members in the effective delivery of quality early learning services for their local community.
Our members receive direct support from their local ACA state body through: