Amplifying Quality Education & Care

CELA is a peak body for Australia’s early childhood education sector. We are a not-for-profit, member-funded organisation, representing and advocating for community and small providers. We support over 20,000 early education professionals with resources, consultancy, advocacy, training, events, and our 1800 support line.

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MEMBER NEWS

Member Flood Support

So many of our members are dealing with devastating floods across communities. To help, we’ve collated links to give you easy access to the support available currently.

 

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EVENTS

Leadership Retreat 2022

Co-hosted by resilience expert Alison Earl, this year's retreat will give you the room you need to reflect and reenergise after the challenges of the past two years.

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Advocacy

Advocacy
On the Agenda

Keep up to date with our latest advocacy focus, meetings and wins. Find out who we shared your views with, who we collaborated with and what we consulted on.
 

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Guild extends Workers Compensation insurance offering

Guild Early Learning (GEL) is Workers Compensation specifically developed for childcare, preschool and kindergarten centres in NSW.

To learn more about GEL and how it can help protect your business and staff’s wellbeing, call 1800 810 213 or visit guildinsurance.com.au/GEL

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PARTNER

Guild extends Workers Compensation insurance offering

Guild Early Learning (GEL) is Workers Compensation specifically developed for childcare, preschool and kindergarten centres in NSW.

To learn more about GEL and how it can help protect your business and staff’s wellbeing, call 1800 810 213 or visit guildinsurance.com.au/GEL

By CELA 14 May, 2022

Federal Election 2022 – What the parties are promising for children, families, and education & care

Will this be the election that finally brings about the changes to the education and care sector that we have long been advocating for? 

For years now, CELA, along with other peaks and campaign alliances, have been raising awareness about the importance of our sector and the critical first five years of life. Finally, the messages are getting through. Political candidates are talking more about education and care this election than ever before.

Find out where the parties stand concerning policies that affect our sector so that you can make the most of your vote on May 21. 

 

By Meg Anastasi 2 May, 2022

Simple strategies for promoting trust with families

The pandemic has brought up many challenges for building relationships with families, but also new opportunities. Educator Meg Anastasi shares simple strategies for promoting trust when interacting with families in our current environment. 

By Deborah Hoger 2 May, 2022

Championing reconciliation through art

Have you been looking for ways to champion reconciliation?  

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art murals and incursions are wonderful ways to visibly celebrate culture in your service. They can also facilitate the establishment of connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, families, and the broader community.

Deborah Hoger explores how education services can champion reconciliation through murals and incursions.  

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