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2021 Wheels On The Bus Tour

On the next Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) NSW Wheels on the Bus Tour  (Saturday, 31 July 2021) 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. I Steam Ahead Early Learning Centre, Brookvale (Sydney)

  2. Future Stars Early Learning Centre, Pymble (Sydney)

  3. Mi Kids Childcare Centre, Warriewood (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 their rationale (including the local councils' and NSW Department of Education’s DA and Service 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

  • The federal and state governments’ direction(s) for early childhood education and care (EG the Review of the NQF and governments’ funding)

  • The global trends of ECEC and how they could affect Australian and in particularly NSW/Sydney

  • Emphasis on National Quality Framework. Specifically Quality areas 1, 6 and 7.

Lunch Venue:

All tour participants will enjoy lunch whilst on the tour. Venue TBA.

Each bus tour will:

  • Leave the ACA NSW office in Parramatta by 9.00 am sharp

  • Visit 3 services

  • Return to the ACA NSW office by 4.30 pm

  • Refreshments and lunch will be provided

Ticket information coming soon!