By CELA on 27 Mar, 2024

CELA has been the champion for community managed, not for profit preschools for over 46 years. We exist to support you and we wouldn’t be here without you. Here are 8 ways CELA can help your service to provide quality early education and care:  

  1. Member phone support: Many members don’t realise that our sector support hotline is available to management, committee members and their entire team of educators and teachers for free. Our sector specialists can help with any queries or challenges you face in managing and operating your service. Phone 1800 157 818.  

  1. NQF-related policy guidance templates: Your ultimate resource for writing effective policies, ensuring your operations are seamless and compliant with the National Law and Regulations under the National Quality Framework. View our sample required policy templates.  

  1. Advocacy: We’re your voice to government, taking your concerns and challenges straight to the people who have the power to implement reforms. Our CEO Michele Carnegie invites you to write to her directly at Download our 2023 advocacy report to find out more: 

  1. Strategic planning support: Let us assist you in developing a strategic roadmap that aligns with your service’s goals and vision. Find out more about our consulting services.  

  1. Comprehensive publications: Explore our extensive collection of toolkits covering finance, marketing, wellbeing, and starter guides for new services. Our Guide to Effective Committees distils the key information you need when it comes to working with or running an effective committee, while our Essential Guide to Early Learning Management in NSW is an indispensable tool for CELA members. Spanning over 400 pages, it the quintessential manual for running an early education and care service in NSW – nothing else like this exists. 

  1. Governance training 

  • Management Committee Training Portal: Clarify approved provider responsibilities with CELA's self-paced Management Committee Training Portal, designed for both new and established committees in NSW. This program offers essential information to understand and build knowledge in relation to your governance and compliance responsibilities under the NQF. 

  • So Now You’re on the Committee inservice training: This inservice session supports management committees and boards to develop a sound understanding of their role as Approved Providers under the National Quality Framework. Find out more.

  1. Exclusive training discounts: Elevate your team's expertise with CELA’s extensive training calendar. Members enjoy up to 20% discount on all live webinar, self-paced and inservice training. Explore our training calendar.  

  1. Membership: 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. Excellent value for less than $1 a day! Find out more.  

When you're with CELA, you’ll never have to face a challenge alone. We're here to support your service to thrive as a cornerstone of early learning in your community. 

CELA is not government funded. Our ability to provide essential member support as a leading peak body for our sector is dependent on your membership fees and on you choosing us as your preferred partner for professional development and consultancy. 

Call us on 1800 157 818 or head to your member hub to find out more. 

About CELA

Community Early Learning Australia is a not for profit organisation with a focus on amplifying the value of early learning for every child across Australia - representing our members and uniting our sector as a force for quality education and care.

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