ACA is keen to work with the government to put the needs of Australia’s young children and families first
Australia’s peak body for private long day early learning services, the Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) extends its congratulations to Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Coalition on their federal election win.
“The community engagement during the lead up to this election has shown that accessibility and affordability of early learning is an issue that impacts a significant number of Australian families,” ACA President Paul Mondo said.
ACA also commends the Australian Labor Party for its commitment to all of ACA’s Best Start In Life policy requests, and ensuring that access to affordable early learning services was front and centre of this election.
“We’re really pleased that the benefit of high quality, affordable early childhood education to Australia’s young children as well as to future prospects of the Australian economy are increasingly being recognised, both by government and the general community.” Mr Mondo said.
“The government’s Child Care Subsidy (CCS), which was introduced in July last year, has helped affordability for a significant number of families.” Mr Mondo said.
“However, the system requires further work to ensure that it is working effectively for families and service providers, with the ultimate goal of ensuring that all children have the same opportunity for the best start in life.”
“ACA has enjoyed a positive working relationship with the government, the Department of Education and the Department of Human Services during the design of the Child Care Subsidy, as well as during the transition and implementation.”
“We look forward to continuing this relationship with the government to ensure that their policy affecting the early learning sector delivers outcomes that are in the best interests of Australian families, with a view to giving every child in Australia the best start in life, regardless of their parents’ circumstances or where they live.”