ELACCA looks forward to transformational investment in the early learning workforce 
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ELACCA looks forward to transformational investment in the early learning workforce 

Media release    14 May 2024  The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) has welcomed today’s Federal Budget, which includes a commitment to build and sustain the early learning and care workforce via a wage subsidy.  ‘We congratulate Treasurer Jim Chalmers, Minister Clare and Minister Aly on this vital investment in a qualified, highly-valued…

ELACCA welcomes new member CEO from Nido Early School 
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ELACCA welcomes new member CEO from Nido Early School 

Media release    9 April 2024   The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) has warmly welcomed its newest member, Ms Renee Bowman, Chief Executive Officer of Nido Early School.  Ms Bowman was previously the UK CEO of Junior Adventures Group, which also operates children’s education and care services in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland….

Queensland scholarship program to build the early childhood teacher workforce 
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Queensland scholarship program to build the early childhood teacher workforce 

Media release    8 March 2024  The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) congratulates the Queensland Government on the launch of its Qualifications Pathways Program (QPP), which will provide hundreds of early childhood educators with scholarships and support to upskill to a Bachelor qualification.  ‘The Queensland Early Childhood Workforce Strategy will be critical to…

NSW scholarship program will help build a thriving educator workforce 
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NSW scholarship program will help build a thriving educator workforce 

Media release    19 February 2024     NSW scholarship program will help build a thriving educator workforce  The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) congratulates the NSW Government on the success of its Early Childhood Education and Care Scholarships program, which will catalyse growth and quality uplift in the early learning sector.  ‘We are…

ELACCA welcomes new member CEOs from Busy Bees Australia and Sparkways
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ELACCA welcomes new member CEOs from Busy Bees Australia and Sparkways

Media release   5 January 2024 The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) has warmly welcomed its newest members, Mr Phil McKenzie, Chief Executive Officer of Busy Bees Australia, and Ms Jo Moloney, Chief Executive Officer of Sparkways. “We are delighted to welcome both Phil and Jo to ELACCA,” said Elizabeth Death, CEO of…

ELACCA welcomes ACECQA Review of Child Safety Arrangements
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ELACCA welcomes ACECQA Review of Child Safety Arrangements

Media release  21 December 2023  ELACCA welcomes ACECQA Review of Child Safety Arrangements under the National Quality Framework  The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) welcomes the release of the Report into the Review of Child Safety Arrangements under the National Quality Framework by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)….

Record investment in early learning builds new career opportunities for Australians
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Record investment in early learning builds new career opportunities for Australians

Media release 15 September 2022 As governments across Australia ramp up investment in early learning and care, employers in the sector are launching a social media blitz to attract more Australians to become early childhood educators and early childhood teachers. The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) today launches a new phase of…

Strong voices for early learning and care need a strong response from governments
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Strong voices for early learning and care need a strong response from governments

Media release 2 September 2022 The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) applauds the broad, strong advocacy for increased investment in early learning at the Jobs and Skills Summit, and urges the Australian Government to lead a swift sector-building process in response. ‘We were greatly heartened by the coalition of voices at the…

Extension of the Covid Safety Net Good News for Early Learning
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Extension of the Covid Safety Net Good News for Early Learning

Media release 24 June 2022 The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) welcomes the Australian Government’s extension of COVID-19 support measures for families and early learning and care services. ‘This is a very good decision,’ said ELACCA CEO Elizabeth Death. ‘The new government is extending the safety net for families and early learning…

A Bright Future for Young Learners in NSW & VIC
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A Bright Future for Young Learners in NSW & VIC

Media release 16 June 2022 The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) applauds the New South Wales and Victorian governments on their joint approach to introducing universal early learning in the year before school. ‘These are ground-breaking reforms,’ said ELACCA CEO Elizabeth Death. ‘A universal entitlement to 30 hours of play-based learning in…