Community Early Learning Australia has successfully advocated for the early and middle childhood education sector for over 40 years. We’ve stood up for viability, better funding, working conditions, and quality measures, and we’ll continue to do so. Our members’ views and experiences, provide unequaled information on what matters and why! We continue to be a respected voice on the NSW State ECED Advisory Group.

Take a look at how we amplifed your voice through some of our historical campaigns:

  • Advocated for small and community service viability during the COVID-19 pandemic (review our 2020 advocacy points and wins in this Broadside and our 2019 COVID advocacy in this Amplify! article)
  • Amplified your views on the new Child Care Subsidy, ensuring your voices were heard by government through a CELA survey (read the results here
  • Pushed for the government to pay urgent attention to BBF service funding and viability after they were moved out of the education portfolio
  • Campaigned for greater access to early education for all children during the 2019 State and Commonwealth elections (view our Broadside summary)
  • Support for small, local OSHC providers in the face of increased competition from big providers
    who are familiar with complex tendering processes - read a summary in Broadside
  • Calling for universal access to early learning for every Australian child in Amplify! 
  • Calling for funding through the National Partnership on Universal Access to continue in Amplify!
  • Here’s an article in our blog, Amplify!, about warnings of oversupply in OSHC 
  • And here’s an Amplify! article about our national occupancy survey, Counting Places
  • And finally, here’s a Broadside article on ‘Big business taking over childcare’ that highlights how quality goes missing in larger providers

Don’t Mess With The NQF

In this campaign, we worked to ensure that the National Quality Framework remained untouched by threats to water down quality assurance measures.

We fought to ensure the NQF could deliver real quality improvements for children in early childhood education and care through requiring better staff child ratios and more qualified educators.

Protecting quality measures is a part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring all children receive quality early education and care.

Community Early Learning Australia makes submissions advocating for the sector on behalf of our members to inquiries and reviews.

To read our past submissions, please click on the links below.

  • Regional and Remote Early Childhood Education Strategy: Consultation Paper (joint NCOSS submission) Download PDF
  • Simple? Fair? Affordable? Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2015 Submission to the Senate Education and Employment Standing Committee | Download PDF
  • Keeping the NQF Strong: In response to the Regulatory Impact Statement for proposed options for changes to the NQF | Download PDF
  • Response to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning | Download PDF
  • Submission to the Review of the National Quality Framework | Download PDF
  • Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning | Download PDF

  • Response to the NSW Proposed Funding model | Download PDF
  • Joint Sector Response to the NSW Proposed Funding Model | Download PDF
  • Response to the Review of Children’s Services Training Packages | Download PDF
  • Submission on the proposed Child Protection Regulation 2012 | Download PDF
  • Submission on ‘Great Teaching, Inspired Learning’ | Download PDF
  • Submission to the Review of Budget Based Funding | Download PDF
  • Submission to ACECQA on the draft criteria for excellence | Download PDF
  • Submission to the Review of NSW Government Funding | Download PDF
  • Submission to the Productivity Commission on ECD Workforce | Download PDF
  • Submission to DEEWR about the draft National Regulations | Download PDF
  • Submission to NSW Liberal and National parties | Download PDF
  • Submission to National Quality Framework inquiry | Download PDF
  • Submission to Review of the Report on Government Services | Download PDF
  • Submission to Productivity Commission | Download PDF
  • Submission to Senate Inquiry | Download PDF
  • Submission to Regulation Review | Download PDF
  • Submission to DEEWR Starting Point Analysis | Download PDF

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