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On the next Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) NSW Wheels on the Bus Tour (Saturday, 9 November 2019), you will be able to explore three (3) early childhood education and care (ECEC) services that are rated Exceeding and ask questions of the approved provider and their staff:

  1. The Green Elephant, Rosebery (Sydney)
  2. Farran Street Quality Child Care Centre, Lane Cove (Sydney)
  3. Baulkham Hills Early Learning Centre, Baulkham Hills (Sydney)


Perhaps you can discover ways in which you can draw further educational inspiration and operational insights from these Exceeding rating services!

You will also learn about:

  • the commercial realities of ECEC 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 councils' and NSW Department of Education’s DA and Enhanced Approval Process respectively as well as the impact of the NSW State Environmental Planning Policy (Educational Establishments and Child Care Facilities) 2017)
  • the suppliers and support structures available across the sector
  • the federal and state governments’ direction(s) for early childhood education and care
  • the global trends of ECEC and how they could affect Australian and in particularly NSW/Sydney

Lunch at The Epping Club

All tour participants will enjoy lunch at The Epping Club from 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm. Please ensure that you bring appropriate photographic identification for entry into the club.

Each bus tour will:

  • leave the ACA NSW office in Parramatta by 9.30 am sharp
  • visit 3 services
  • return to the ACA NSW office by 4.30 pm
  • Refreshments and lunch will be provided

You may download the official Bus Tour Booklets via the following links:

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, 9 November 2019

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