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. She has worked in 10 countries, leading teams in public, private and charitable sectors across a wide range of industries. She has degrees in Applied Science and Nutrition and Dietetics, and a Master of Business Administration. 

Nido Early School has been a member of ELACCA since 2021. Ms Bowman was appointed in May 2023 and her admission to ELACCA follows a comprehensive handover from the Founder and Managing Director, Mathew Edwards. 

ELACCA extends its appreciation to Mr Edwards and we are confident Ms Bowman will collaborate with fellow members to achieve our purpose: 

To leverage our scale and reach to lead exceptional early learning outcomes for all our youngest Australians. 


For more information please contact:  

Amanda Walsh 

Early Learning and Care Council of Australia  

PO Box 348  

Annandale NSW 2038  

Mob: 0499 306 794 

E: [email protected]  


About us:  

The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) was established to promote the value of quality early learning and care as an integral part of Australia’s education system. Our 18 CEO members include some of the largest early learning providers in the country, representing both not-for-profit and for-profit services. ELACCA members operate 2,011 long day care services, 370 preschool/kindergarten services and 92 OSHC services, covering every state and territory. They offer one-quarter of all the early learning places in Australia. Together, our members serve 369,776 children and their families, and employ more than 56,000 staff.