This section will be regularly updated with relevant press releases made by ACA and ACA Qld to ensure you are kept up to date with important industry news.
25 September 2017
ACA Qld congratulates Education Council extension of workforce transitional regulations
Australian Childcare Alliance Queensland (ACA Qld) congratulates the Education Council’s intention to extend several transitional provisions in the Education and Care Service National Regulations primarily relating to staffing and qualifications in the children’s education and care sector before the end of the year.
23 August 2017
Oversupply of Child Care in Queensland
A recent study conducted by Urban Economics and commissioned by Australian Childcare Alliance Queensland (ACA Qld) found that the projected demand for childcare services for the next 20 years will be fulfilled sooner if the current number of proposed/approved/under construction childcare services across Queensland goes ahead in addition to the existing over supply.
7 August 2017
Rising Costs of Child Care are Undeniable
The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) has responded to a large volume of media activity over the weekend regarding the affordability of child care.
8 February 2017
ACA Calls for Improvements to Jobs for Families Package
Childcare peak body slams report of childcare centres “failing to make grade”
Australian Childcare Alliance Queensland (ACA Qld) has expressed its disappointment at reports that use misleading and inaccurate information to paint a grim picture of the early childhood education and care (ECEC) services across the state.
25 October 2016
ACA Media Release: The time has come to support Australian Families #AllChildrenCount
The Australian Childcare Alliance, the peak body for privately owned Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services in Australia, continues to call on all parties to commit to policies and immediate investment capable of delivering quality and affordable early childhood education and care for families across Australia.
6 September 2016
Celebrating our Early Childhood Educators
The passion and inspiration provided by early childhood educators to 300,000 young children in Queensland will be celebrated tomorrow, Wednesday 7 September 2016, as Australia celebrates Early Childhood Educators Day.
8 June 2016
Early Childhood Educators Raised $20,000 for Samuel Johnson’s “Love Your Sister”
Australian Childcare Alliance Queensland (ACA Qld), a not-for-profit organisation representing the private long day care sector in Queensland, raised $20,000 for ‘Love Your Sister’ at their annual national conference over the weekend.
3 June 2016
Over 1500 Early Childhood Educators converge on the Gold Coast for National Conference
The two-day ‘Reveal the Possibilities” annual national childcare conference is being held from 3-5 June and attracts Approved Providers, Early Childhood Educators and suppliers from all across Australia to discuss current issues and participate in extensive professional development activities and programs.
4 May 2016
The Treasurer’s announcement that the Jobs for Families Child Care Assistance Package will be deferred until 1 July 2018 due to legislative delays, is disappointing.
27 August 2015
Childcare workers applauded
Australian Childcare Alliance Queensland pays tribute to Queensland early childhood educators as part of the upcoming Early Childhood Educators Day celebrations.
12 May 2015
Budget fails to respond to the immediate needs of families
The Australian Childcare Alliance has responded to the 2015-16 Budget.
10 May 2105
Childcare package good news for families
The Australian Childcare Alliance welcomes the release of the Australian Government's new 'Families Package'.
08 May 2015
ACA welcomes improved support for vulnerable and disadvantaged children
The Australian Childcare Alliance welcomes the acknolwedgement by the Federal Government that vulnerable and at risk children need increased investment and support.
20 February 2015
Productivity Commission proposes disappointing outcomes to increase affordability and workforce participation
The Final Report from the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning is an extensive report that will do little to address the affordability concerns of working families.
3 February 2015
Childcare sector welcomes changes to Paid Parental Leave
The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) has welcomed today's announcement by the Prime Minister, The Hon Tony Abbott MP regarding the redirection of funding to childcare from his now defunct signature Paid Parental Leave (PPL) scheme.
30 October 2014
Children, behaviour and the first year of school
Australia's long day child care providers today expressed concern over headline reports that children who spend large amounts of time in early childhood education and care (ECEC) services develop higher instances of aggression and hyperactive behaviours when commencing formal schooling.
5 September 2014
Childcare providers applaud Abbott Government commitment to preschool and kindergarten
The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) welcomes the Australian Government's commitment to preschool and kindergarten funding under the National Partnership for a further 12 months.
13 May 2014
Budget puts childcare on hold waiting for the Productivity Commission
ACA President Gwynn Bridge said that families need assistance now but congratulates the Australian Government on not being tempted into kneejerk cuts.
5 May 2014
Investing in Early Childhood Educators A Fair and Equitable Policy Change
The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) congratulates the Australian Government and in particular Assistant Minister for Education Sussan Ley on the launch of the Professional Development Guidelines of the Long Day Care Professional Development Programme (LDCPLP) and their resolution to divert the funds from the Labor government's unfair and ill-conceived Early Years Quality Fund (EYQF).
30 April 2014
Paid Parental Leave – foundations without building blocks
With the budget axe expected to be wielded in less than a fortnight, the Australian Childcare Alliance has questioned the merits of the Abbott Government's controversial Paid Parental Leave scheme, calling for funds to be re-directed to early childhood education and care.
19 February 2014
Children must be permitted to play
Childcare Queensland supports Queensland Education Minister Langbroek's ambition to build stronger linkages between the schooling system and early childhood education and care services.