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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 applauds Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s plan to fund preschool /kindergarten access for 3 and 4 year old children

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The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) commends the Labor Party on their recent announcement to extend access to 15 hours per week of subsidised kindergarten/preschool to three-year-olds for the first time, if Bill Shorten wins the next federal election.
 
Mr Shorten has committed to giving both three and four-year-olds access to 600 hours of preschool or kindergarten in a $1.75bn funding commitment.
 

Australia's media is starting to listen to the oversupply issue

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The early learning sector has observed the issue of oversupply becoming more and more of a problem in recent years.

With few barriers to entry for new or existing providers to set up new centres, the saturation of childcare centres in certain geographic areas has led to many services experiencing lower utilisation  or  being squeezed out of business.

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