Child Care Industry Resources

We've compiled a list of websites with a wealth of information to help you run your child care service

Click on the links below to go directly to that industry website


Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA)
ACA 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.

Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)
ACECQA’s educates and informs the wider community about the importance of improving outcomes in children’s education and care. They guide the implementation of the National Quality Framework (NQF) for Early Childhood Education and Care nationally and ensures consistency in delivery.

Children's Services Central
Children’s Services Central is the Professional Support Coordinator in NSW and is an initiative funded by the Australian Government under the Inclusion and Professional Support Program. They are managed by a consortium of key organisations that resource and support education and care services in NSW.

Community Child Care Co-operative NSW
Their aim is to inform and inspire early education and care services, and influence government policy, practices and programs so that children within NSW have access to quality education and care services that meet the needs of their communities.

Early Childhood Australia (ECA)
ECA are the peak early childhood advocacy organisation, acting in the interests of young children, their families and those in the early childhood field. ECA advocates to ensure quality, social justice and equity in all issues relating to the education and care of children aged birth to eight years.

Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA)
ELAA is the peak organisation representing the voice of parents and service providers working to deliver high quality early learning programs to all children. 

Gowrie Australia
They work collaboratively with state based Lady Gowrie child care centres, through a Memorandum of Understanding, to develop and implement quality education and care programs for young children which are informed by current research and thinking.

Healthy kids
Their overall goal is to support teachers, parents, carers, coaches, health professionals, kids and teens to make healthy choices by providing a "one stop shop" of current and credible information, resources and support materials about healthy eating and physical activity.

KidsMatter Early Childhood works with early childhood education and care services to support the mental health and wellbeing of young children, their families and early childhood educators using a promotion, prevention and early intervention framework.

Centrelink Child Care Rate Estimator
Centrelink provides an online rate estimator for various benefits including Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR).


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