When you’re a CELA member, your whole team is supported

Join over 27,000 early education professionals and committee members, who through their service's membership, receive expert advice, resources and training to improve practice and service delivery. 

Access the sector's leading 1800 support line for expert assistance with any areas relating to the operation of your service, from compliance to policy, from practice to funding and more. We give you and your committee access to the information you need, when you need it, in a user-friendly format. 

We’ve been a trusted source of knowledge and support for early education organisations across Australia for over 45 years.

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What our members have to say about us

Narelle Myers, Bermagui Preschool



Kathy Memovic, Young Achievers Early Learning Centre



Great value for < $1 a day*. Here's what you get:

1800 support line

Call or email our sector experts to discuss your queries. Meet our sector experts

Member news

Your weekly bulletin highlighting the sector’s latest announcements and news in one handy place.  


Members receive up to 20% discount on training, consultancy and mentoring services.  

Rattler magazine

A free copy of our sector-leading journal, delivered to your inbox digitally three times a year, including a printed copy of the annual compendium. Find out more about Rattler


Jobs board

Post your vacancies on our dedicated job board, promoted to over 20,000 people in our weekly Amplify! E-newsletter.  View our jobs board

Online operational resource library

Access over 100 policies, tools, checklists, articles, infographics and guides in our online operational resource library. New resources are released monthly. View our resource library

Who should join?

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. CELA supports over 1,800 members employing more than 27,000 educators and teachers nationally.  

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CELA is a not for profit organisation. Profits from training fees are reinvested into our advocacy, membership benefits and professional development initiatives.   

Members make an important contribution to our advocacy efforts

As a peak body for early childhood education, Community Early Learning Australia is an influential and vital advocacy force for the sector and for Australia's children. CELA CEO Michele Carnegie advocates on behalf of members, representing the interests of community and small providers. Members are invited to contribute their views via surveys, panels, emails and conversations throughout the year.  

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*Based on individual or single service/organisation membership 

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