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…

QUT collaborates to empower early childhood educational leaders
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QUT collaborates to empower early childhood educational leaders

Media release   16 January 2024 QUT School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education has partnered with the Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) and the Victorian Department of Education to deliver a comprehensive leadership development program tailored for educational leaders in Victoria’s early childhood workforce. Working closely with these partners, QUT will lead…

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)….

ELACCA welcomes draft Productivity Commission report on ECEC
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ELACCA welcomes draft Productivity Commission report on ECEC

Media Release 24 November 2023 The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) welcomes the Productivity Commission’s draft report into Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). The report includes ambitious recommendations to effect long-term, sustainable change for children in Australia – to improve availability, affordability, inclusivity and flexibility of quality early learning and care….

A timely and collaborative Early Childhood Workforce Strategy in Queensland
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A timely and collaborative Early Childhood Workforce Strategy in Queensland

Media Release 28 September 2023 The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) congratulates the Queensland Government on their 2023-27 Early Childhood Workforce Strategy released yesterday. The 4-year strategy has been designed to deliver a sustainable, qualified early childhood workforce and provide a comprehensive suite of initiatives to support the sector’s diverse needs. ELACCA…

A new Preschool Outcomes Measure welcome news for early learning sector
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A new Preschool Outcomes Measure welcome news for early learning sector

Media Release 28 September 2023 The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) welcomes today’s joint announcement from Australian, state and territory Education Ministers on the development and trial of a new Preschool Outcomes Measure. The Measure is a significant addition to the Preschool Reform Agreement progressed across all states and territories and the…

Wins for early learning and care in New South Wales through the 2023-24 Budget
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Wins for early learning and care in New South Wales through the 2023-24 Budget

Media Release 19 September 2023 The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) welcomes significant investment from the New South Wales Government, announced in the 2023-24 Budget. The Budget is focussed on affordability, workforce, and access to quality early learning and care, and provides important long-term certainty to the sector. The Budget commits to…