Member Benefits

ELAA membership is dedicated to improve the management of early childhood services by providing benefits and support. Members can access a wide range of services, resources and discounts as outlined below.
Click here to download the ELAA Member Services brochure.

Advocacy & Research

ELAA works effectively with the State, Federal, local government and regulatory bodies to represent the interests of parents and early learning service providers. Our vision is “excellence in early learning for every child”. We give our members a collective voice and promote our views to policy makers and regulators through a mix of channels.

Member advice and support

ELAA Full and Subscriber members can contact our Member Services Team for up-to-date information, advice and support on issues related to governance practices, management responsibilities, industrial relations, staff management (HR) and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS).

Consultancy services

Our experienced ELAA Member Services Team can assist early childhood service providers with tailored projects and training through our consultancy services (e.g.: OHS training). ELAA members are entitled to member rates.

Professional Learning and Development

ELAA members receive discounted rates to attend any of our professional learning and development seminars and workshops. The ELAA professional learning and development program is presented by highly respected and experienced presenters. The program provides an opportunity for all staff in the early childhood sector to network with peers and incorporates a range of contemporary topics to assist them to improve their knowledge and practices to meet the challenges of a changing sector.  All sessions are aligned to the National Quality Standards and Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Click here for the ELAA Professional Learning and Development Program 2019


ELAA provides resources you need to ensure you are equipped with the tools to deliver excellence in early learning.

  • Early Childhood Management manual v2.1 Update 2018 manual – provides comprehensive information and over 120 templates (which can be adapted and customized to meet individual needs) to assist early childhood service providers to operate with good governance and meet their legal obligations as an incorporated associations, approved provider, funded agency and employer. ELAA members can purchase the manual at a member rate.
  • Policyworks NQF v2 manual – is an essential tool for early childhood service providers to assist them in meeting legislative, regulatory and funding requirements. These downloadable templates are based on the National Quality Standard and include both mandated and best practice template policies which services can tailor to meet their needs. ELAA member can purchase the manual at a member rate.
  • IR & Wages bulletins are available to ELAA members only and are valuable downloadable resource which will assist in keeping employers of early childhood staff up-to-date with current wage rates and other industrial matters.
  • ELAA webinars – These 15-20 minute video clips are available to ELAA members only and include a range of topics to support early childhood service providers in the management and operation of early childhood services Topics covered include financial management, budget development, roles and responsibilities of committee members, role of committee as employer, how to operate as an Incorporated Association and OHS obligations.


ELAA provides the opportunity for members of Early Years Management services to come together to inform advocacy, strategic directions, policy development and implementation.  There are three groups that Early Years Manager members can participate; the CEO Group, Early Years Management Reference Group and the Early Years Management Rural Sub-group.

ELAA Job Board

The ELAA Job Board is a service that connects early learning sector employers and job seekers. It is an excellent resource that can be used by employers to advertise jobs to fill current vacancies and alert employees to jobs ahead of time. The Job Board is a free service for ELAA members and is proudly sponsored by our Preferred Partner, McArthur.

News and publications

Keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the sector through our regular e-news, member only mail-outs and receive a hardcopy of the quarterly magazine Preschool Matters.

Preferred Partner Member Offers

Our Preferred Partners include Australian Super, Insurance House, McArthur, Officeworks, Storypark and Australian First Aid. ELAA members are entitled to member rates, offers and discounts.