Membership – Why Join

Membership with ELAA offers a wide range of benefits and support for services.

ELAA membership spans the early learning sector across independent kindergartens, early years managers, long day care, integrated services and local governments.

Membership of ELAA is held by the service provider or managing entity, which signs up on behalf of, and for the organisation (this can include multiple sites).

Member Benefits

ELAA membership gives service providers and their staff, access to a unique and exclusive range of services and resources tailor made for the early learning sector.

  • advocacy and representation
  • phone and email advisory service covering industrial relations, payroll, award interpretation, OHS, service management practice and more
  • service management resources
  • Preferred Partner program
  • jobs board
  • professional development
  • consultancy services
  • sector news and updates

Learn more about member benefits

Membership Types

ELAA offers four membership types to reflect the variety of services in the early learning sector. Member services and resources are tailored to address the differing needs of these four membership categories. Find out more about our different types of membership here

Preferred Partner program

ELAA also offers benefits to its members through a strong Preferred Partners  program. We partner with organisations that provide high quality services to the early childhood sector including superannuation, insurance, stationary supplies, recruitment, and online platforms that foster parent-service collaboration.

Apply for membership

To apply for membership, complete ELAA’s Membership Application