Want to know how to make excursions a regular part of your service’s program, how to handle a head lice breakout, manage your service more efficiently or set up your own centre?

Perhaps you want the latest news so you can stay at the forefront of early childhood education and care.

You’re in the right place – you’ll find all this and more in our publications. Trusted and read by industry leaders Australia-wide, our publications inform and inspire the early childhood education and care sector – providing news, political analysis, and ECEC stories. Written by experts in the field and delivered to you in digital and print form.

Our publications stimulate discussion and promote professional development. We cover all the big issues impacting the education and care services sector – be they social, economic, education and political – as well as drilling down on day-to-day concerns, like staffing, finances, budgeting, wellness, management, food handling and legal issues.

Members of Community Early Learning Australia gain automatic subscription to Rattler, Broadside and our blog, Amplify!

Our publications


Rattler has been the touchstone publication for the ECEC sector since 1987, publishing the stories that matter to educators at all levels - be they social, economic, educational or political – as well as drilling down on day-to-day concerns.

Members receive a free subscription to Rattler and Broadside. Non-members can purchase a subscription in our shop.

We welcome member stories and contributions. 


Amplify! is the essential early and middle childhood education and care story.

Through our weekly Amplify! blog, we're telling it louder, we're sharing it wider, and we're making your voice stronger.

Amplify! ensures that you stay informed about issues that impact you and your service, in a language that makes sense. Got an interesting story or reflection to tell? We'd love to share it. 

Member resources

Our member library contains up-to-date resources written by sector professionals. They will help you to navigate the National Quality Framework and Standards and provide the best possible outcomes for children at your service. If you would like to request a sample to view, please contact us at info@cela.org.au.


Broadside is a feature member newsletter, covering political issues and news affecting the early education and care sector as it happens. Each edition provides in-depth analysis of key issues of the day, giving members all the information they need to stay at the forefront of the sector.

Over 20,000 ECEC professionals receive Amplify! weekly

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