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Australian Childcare Alliance
Complete the survey now! For those of you who haven't yet completed the survey exploring the topic of oversupply of early...
ACA Qld investigated the early learning sector within Queensland, analysing the supply (perceived existing oversupply) of early learning centres and...
The update below was emailed to all approved providers from the Department of Education and Training (DET) in early August.
We have some very exciting news! Our patron, Laurie Lawrence and the Kids Alive - Do the Five Team are...
Oversupply is an increasing issue in Australia’s early learning sector. With few barriers to entry for new or existing providers...

ACA Qld Members receive exclusive offers from our Supporter Members.



Say goodbye to paper-based forms and checklists! 1Place is a cloud-based application that helps childcare providers increase performance of individual services by making it easy for service managers and staff stay on top of the numerous forms and procedures they complete every day.

An interactive dashboard gives head office management instant visibility on whether services are meeting their compliance tasks so that they can ensure every service is delivering an exceptional early learning experience.

ACA Qld members will enjoy free implementation and training services of up to 4 hours (Value of over $500) when signing up to any one year plan with 1Place.

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Bunnings Warehouse


We are delighted to announce an exclusive partnership with Bunnings Warehouse!

Bunnings will supply ACA Qld members with a wide range of products at commercial prices.

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Compliance Auditing & Training Australasia Pty Ltd

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Compliance Auditing & Training Australasia Pty Ltd specialise in providing a one-stop Food Safety Solution to the child care industry in Australia.

ACA Qld Members receive a 15-minute obligation-free ‘Food Safety’ chat and $50 off first selected service.

Services include:

  • Regulatory Food Safety Auditing
  • Development of Customised Food Safety Programs
  • Document Review / Notice of Written Advice for Accreditation of Food Safety Programs
  • Internal Auditing, assisting you with closing the ‘Gap’
  • Customised Training to meet the needs of your Centre and compliance with the Food Safety Program

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Educational Experience

Educational Experience

Educational Experience, has an exclusive offer only available to ACA Qld members.

  • 20% discount on all catalogue pricing
  • Capped $9 freight charge on all deliveries
  • Designated internal account coordinator for efficiency with all transactions
  • Discounted resource specials exclusive to ACA Qld members

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Fluid First Aid


Fluid First Aid offers first aid courses done differently so you save time, have fun & leave confident!

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New 100% online video learning awareness course for educators and carers. WAS $55, NOW $22 for ACA Qld Members!

Childcare First aid & CPR
Weekly public courses across Brisbane. Minimum 20% off private onsite groups of 15+ people (SE Qld only).
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iSandBox is an interactive sandpit and is a perfect tool for an interactive education that converts child’s imagination to real life astonishing experience.

Creative approach to education brings lessons to life and is more effective than showing children a series of images on a screen.

iSandBox has a special offer for ACA Qld Members!

  • Free delivery
  • Free installation (Brisbane and Gold Coast)
  • Free entertainment games pack
  • Free set of figurines

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Kids Dig Food

Kids Dig Food

ACA Qld members will receive a 10% discount on Kids Dig Food's FOOD EXPLORER WORKSHOP program!

The Food Explorer Workshop program offers an opportunity for children to discover a variety of fresh, wholesome and delicious foods. Every child learns and practices basic food preparation and cooking skills. Each workshop provides unique sensory experiences in a safe way that builds on each child's strengths. The workshops contribute in a very practical way to children becoming "food literate" and ultimately, competent and confident eaters.

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Make It Cheaper

Make it Cheaper

We have partnered with Make It Cheaper to bring you this exclusive offer!

ACA Qld is proud to introduce Make It Cheaper as our official energy partner.

Make It Cheaper is one of Australia’s leading energy comparison services for businesses, dedicated to saving time and money and making lives easier when it comes to energy bills.

By working with a panel of energy retailers, Make It Cheaper can remain completely independent and focus wholly on getting you the best outcome according to your interests and energy needs.

This exclusive offer is also open to you and your staff's personal electricity needs and even families who use ACA Qld member services!

Make It Cheaper has already helped save childcare services across Australia save $96,000 in the last two years (Based on analysis of 127 bills, Jan 2015 to Dec 2016) - with average business savings of $1,000 per annum in Queensland (Based on analysis of 33 bills, Jan 2015 to Oct 2016).

"It was a very easy process to save a lot of money! We managed to save $3,500 across two centres. It's definitely worth looking into." – Derek McKinnon, Building Futures Montessori

"I found the Make It Cheaper service very helpful. It was a seamless process from start to finish and as a result I am now saving over $2,000 a year. I would recommend all other childcare operators to give Make It Cheaper a call." – Darrin Cronin, Little Bunyas

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Mathiou Services

Mathiou Services

Mathiou Services would like to offer ACA Qld members a special price of $700* for your next sandpit top up!

Mathiou Services is a family owned and operated business which is dedicated to delivering a service that will be difficult to find elsewhere. They pride themselves on being a ‘one stop shop’ for all your needs, providing a range of services from building & construction, carpentry repairs, commercial cleaning, demolition, electrical, floor restoration and maintenance, pest control, plumbing, welding and waste removal. 

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Modern Teaching Aids


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Enjoy exclusive contract pricing with Officeworks!

We have partnered with Officeworks to bring you this exclusive offer!

All ACA Qld Members now receive significant discounts across a range of Officeworks products most popular to ECEC services including paper, binders, learning development and craft, bathroom and kitchen paper, beverages and sweeteners, cleaning chemicals and equipment and information technology.

Depending on the mix of products in your cart, you could save up to 32% off your total purchase.

So take this opportunity to upgrade to the latest business technology, fit out your service with quality commercial furniture and stock up on stationery essentials!

Benefits include:

  • Exclusive contract pricing
  • Free next day delivery with flexible delivery options
  • Dedicated website with exclusive pricing for ACA Qld members
  • Widest product range - over 20,000 office supplies
  • Flexible ordering - via phone, fax, online & in store
  • A single source for all your office needs

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The Book Warehouse

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The Book Warehouse began in 1991 as a retail bookshop selling publishers end of line and overstocked titles - referred to as 'remainders' in the trade. Their warehouse in Albion is full of great books at great prices.

The Book Warehouse would like to offer ACA Qld members the following:

  1. Free freight
  2. 20% discount on all normal orders over $300

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