CELA is the voice for Australia’s early education and care sector. As a peak body, we advocate for quality education and care for all Australian children. We provide expert support and guidance for over 1,800 members employing more than 27,000 educators and teachers nationally.
CELA's vision is for all of Australia’s children to have access to quality early education, regardless of economic circumstance or where they live. We recognise our future generations need culturally appropriate supports and strategies to thrive and CELA are committed to collaborating inclusively with their people and communities to ensure the most positive development and learning outcomes for them.
Our members include community-managed not-for-profit, government, and privately owned small providers, delivering preschool, long day care, outside school hours care, and family day care services.
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CELA is a not-for-profit association funded by member contributions and income generated through the delivery of training programs and consulting services.
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Our sector specialists are only a phone call or email away. CELA has been supporting early education and care professionals for over 44 years. Membership gives you access to over $2,620 worth of benefits for less than $1 per day.
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