2019 Wheels on the Bus Tours



The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) NSW's current bus tours have been operating since 2016 and provide Approved Providers, Owners, Directors, Educators, Investors, Developers, Architects and Town Planners with an invaluable opportunity to gather insight in how Exceeding and Excellent services are operated everyday.


On the ACA NSW Wheels on the Bus Tour, you will be able to explore childcare services and ask questions of the staff who work there on a day-to-day basis. Perhaps you can explore ways in which you can draw further inspiration from the services Exceeding or Excellent rating!


You will also learn about:

  • the commercial realities of childcare services as a business (eg labour shortages, regulatory costs, assessment & ratings, childcare oversupply/undersupply, industrial relations, parental demands, educational trends)
  • the architectural and design merits and rationale (including the local council and NSW Department of Education’s DA and Enhanced Approval Process respectively as well as the NSW SEPP)
  • the support structures available across the sector
  • the Federal and State governments’ direction(s) for early childhood education and care (ECEC)
  • the global trends of ECEC and how they could affect Australian and in particularly NSW/Sydney

There may also be limited presentations by ACA NSW’s sponsors.

Each bus tour will:

  • leave the ACA NSW office in Parramatta by 9:15 am sharp
  • visit Exceeding services
  • return to the ACA NSW office by 4pm
  • Refreshments and lunch will be provided

This tour we will be visiting:

Konomi Kindergarten International
Jacaranda Cottage
Little Kingdom Childcare

Who will normally be on the bus tour:

  • Lyn Connolly, President, Australia Childcare Alliance NSW
  • Chiang Lim, CEO, Australian Childcare Alliance NSW
  • Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Member Support Officer, Australia Childcare Alliance NSW

Ticket Prices 

  • ACA NSW Members: $99 inc GST, per person
  • Non-Members: $129 inc GST, per person


Click here to view 1 June 2019 Bus Tour Booklet

Scheduled Bus Tours:

Tour Status

March Bus Tour (LDCs)
Saturday, 30 March 2019

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June Bus Tour (LDCs)
Saturday, 1 June 2019

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August Bus Tour (LDCs)
Saturday, 31 August 2019

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November Bus Tour (LDCs)
Saturday, 2 November 2019