Joining ACA WA opens doors for Approved Providers of Education and Care Services (including LDC, OSHC, and 3 yr Kindys), individuals contemplating the establishment of a service, and suppliers to the sector.

ACA WA, a non-profit organisation sustained by its members, serves as a crucial bridge connecting Association members with the ECEC sector.

Our primary undertakings encompass:

  1. Advocacy initiatives to pinpoint and address issues impacting the sector.
  2. Collaboration with governments and regulatory bodies to shape compliance frameworks.
  3. Provision of pivotal advice and training for our members.
  4. Facilitation of communication with suppliers to the sector.
  5. Engaging in media commentary on relevant issues and public education.

ACA WA is committed to representing the industry's broader interests and members' specific concerns responsibly. We ensure that our activities are communicated to all stakeholders in a timely, professional, and effective manner. Our goal is to empower members with access to valuable, reliable, and high-quality resources through active engagement with industry participants.

Members of the Association believe:-
The philosophy of our association is rooted in a set of shared beliefs among its members:

  1. Child-Centric Approach: Members strongly believe that every child deserves a safe and secure environment that not only ensures their safety but also challenges and stimulates their minds. This environment should provide ample time for discovery, reflection, and collaboration, fostering a holistic approach to a child's development.

  2. Parental Confidence: The association recognizes the rights of parents to feel confident about the care their children receive. This confidence should stem from an assurance that their children are being nurtured in a safe and proactive environment that respects individuality and acknowledges diverse cultural backgrounds.

  3. Commitment to Staff Excellence: Members advocate for the rights of staff, emphasizing the importance of working in a centre of excellence. This commitment extends to improving working conditions and enhancing the public perception of early childhood educators and the industry as a whole.

  4. Community Engagement: Acknowledging the broader community, the association believes that the community has a right to information and education regarding the benefits of quality early childhood care and education for children in Western Australia. This involves actively engaging with and educating the community about the importance of early childhood development.

  5. Voice in Industry Direction: Members assert their right to have a voice in shaping the future direction of the early childhood education industry. This involves active participation in discussions and decision-making processes that influence the industry's trajectory, ensuring that the collective voice of the association is heard and considered.

By upholding these principles, the association aims to contribute positively to the early childhood education landscape, advocating for the well-being of children, supporting parents, empowering staff, engaging with the community, and actively shaping the future of the industry.