With a focus on equity and excellence, ELAA has been supporting early childhood providers for over 30 years, offering innovative and transformative solutions to navigate ongoing changes in our sector.

Whether you need help with day-to-day operations or assistance navigating complex issues, our early childhood education and care experts are just a phone call or mouse click away.

By becoming an ELAA member, you’ll get:


Expert Advice & Support

Most ELAA Members can contact our Member Solutions team for advice and support on the governance of your service, payroll, management responsibilities, industrial relations, human resource management, Occupational Health and Safety, Road Safety Education policy and advice, Professional Development and much more. 


Advocacy & Representation

Members are at the core of our advocacy – we need your voice. Be part of ELAA’s collective voice that advocates to all levels of government on issues that matter to the Early Childhood Education and Care sector.  

Learn more about ELAA’s advocacy


Service Management Resources

Access the member portal for quality resources on staffing, the child information sharing scheme, service models, budgeting and much more. 

Access to discounts on our premium resources including our highly popular PolicyWorks (including updates), and Early Childhood Management Manual. 


Member Reference Groups

‘Collaboration’ is the key word when it comes to the way ELAA does things. Our reference groups give members the opportunity to actively participate in setting the policy agenda for Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Australia. 


Consultancy Services

Our Member Solutions staffs provide excellent advice as part of our regular phone and email advisory service but sometimes you need more intensive and sustained support to deal with a particular issue. 

Contact us at membersolutions@elaa.org.au to find out more or complete a consultancy request form HERE


Preferred Partners

ELAA works with preferred partners to support our members lowering organisational overheads and delivering high quality experiences in Early Childhood Education and Care. 

Learn more about our partners and what you can access.


Job Board

Recruiting for staff can be time consuming and costly. Proudly sponsored by anzuk Education, our Job Board offers ELAA members free recruitment advertising on one of the ‘go to’ employment sites for the early childhood education and care sector. 

Access the job board HERE


Professional Development

ELAA offers a combination of online and face-to-face training such as service governance, Road Safety Education, and OHS. We also offer self-paced modules fora early years educators, Committees of Management, managers and leaders in EYMs on our Learning Brought to Life page.

ELAA members receive discounts on all fee-for-service training. 


Sector News & Updates

In addition to our newsletter ELAAvate, members receive exclusive e-updates that include detailed and targeted advice on vital topics such as industrial relations updates, wage decisions, the portable long service leave scheme, advocacy to governments on a range of issues, special offers for ELAA members from our partners and much more. 

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