2023 ACA NSW Suppliers' Sector Insight Evenings

As a supplier, software provider, producer, builder, architect, realtor, financier, business support provider, or one of the many inputs into the eco-system of what is early childhood education and care (ECEC), would you like additional insights and understandings of what Australia's and NSW's ECEC services are facing? What are the upcoming Federal and NSW Governments' reforms, changes and future challenges and opportunities for Approved Providers, educators, teachers, children and families?

ACA NSW hosts two Suppliers' Sector Insight evenings each year providing suppliers to the ECEC sector with greater clarification and identification of potential solutions. And ACA NSW continues to be available to assist suppliers (especially member suppliers) to have more effective and relevant offerings and supports to ECEC services.

Topics discussed include:


  • the future capacity of services and the sector - what are the projected/planned increased number of children aged 0-5 years old to be educated and cared for, how will the increases in capacity and new services be managed;
  • the future of skilled labour supply - what are the governments' and sector's plans to address labour shortages as well as changes to industrial/workplace laws;
  • the future of quality - what are the upcoming changes to services’ quality ratings, building and architectural designs, as well as children’s outcomes and corresponding changes in  the compliance regime;
  • the future of financial sustainability - what are the future government and non-government financial assistance, funding and investments;
  • the future of data - what inter-entity exchanges are being explored, and what are the benefits being sought; and
  • the future evolution of ECEC - convergences with children’s health and social supports.

You will also learn about the impact of upcoming issues facing ECEC services, including:

  • the Federal Labor Government's request to the Productivity Commission to investigate the feasibility of a universal 90% child care subsidy;
  • the NSW Government's $5+ billion Universal Pre-Kindergarten;
  • the NSW Government's $5+ billion Childcare and Economic Opportunity Fund; and
  • the unions' campaign for a 25% pay increase.

ACA NSW's Suppliers' Sector Insight evenings' format will be:

  • 4.00 pm for 4.30 pm start - Welcome drinks and informal discussions
  • 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm - Presentation and discussion
  • 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm - Dinner and social

Attendees will enjoy meeting and discussing with ACA NSW senior representatives and fellow suppliers.


ACA NSW's Supplier Members attend for free (subject to availability of tickets). Tickets for non-members are $95 inc GST per person. 

If interested, please e-mail ACA NSW's Relationships Officer (Danielle Welch) via danielle.welch@childcarealliance.org.au.

  • Chiang's presentation at the ACA NSW Sector Insights Dinner was truly insightful and relevant. The ability to connect with exceptional organizations added an invaluable dimension to an already enriching evening.
    Marcel Rahme
    HESTA (16 MAY 2023)
  • So pleased to be able to attend the ACA SSI Evening. We got some fantastic insights into what's going on in the sector as well as some knowledgeable predictions. This, along with making great connections with some of the other suppliers, has given us a boost in alternative ideas for growing our business. Looking forward to the next one!
    Ciara Maguire
    ARMOUT IT (15 MAY 2023)
  • We would like to thank you for inviting us for such a great event. It was very informative and very well organised. It was hosted at a lovely location, with great food and was the perfect opportunity for us to meet and network with other suppliers in our industry.
    Joanne Oakman
    SAVE OUR SERVICE (15 MAY 2023)
  • ACA NSW is a critical partner for our clients and us, and a trusted advocate of the Childcare sector. We know them to always stand at the forefront of ethical conduct, heralding the way forward.
    Will Merdy
    ACCRU (17 MAY 2023)