2023 ACA NSW "What's the Buzz" Meetings

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ACA NSW Members can access past Network Meeting recordings and slideshow presentations here . Username and password required.

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For 2023, the Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) NSW will conduct 7 webinar-based and 2 face-to-face "What's the Buzz" Meetings, providing Members & Non-Members with timely updates about the latest announcements, issues and solutions relevant to NSW-based early childhood education and care services.

For the upcoming ACA NSW "What's the Buzz" Meetings, the types of things that will be flagged include: 


  • Update on worsening labour shortages
  • Federal Government’s Supported Bargaining Process (ie unions' push for 25% pay increase)
  • ACCC Interim Report on ECEC services' pricing
  • NSW Government’s fee affordability, accessibility, choice review by IPART
  • Where will NSW's 100 new preschools on school grounds and 50 new preschools be
  • ACA NSW's proposed regulatory reforms (incl staffing, waivers and incentives)
  • Assessments & Ratings (incl 5-day notification, Partial A&R, and proposed deferral protocol)
  • (New) Start Strong funding, Affordable Preschool funding & 3-Year-Old Trial funding
  • Update on NSW’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten
  • Update on NSW’s Childcare and Economic Opportunity Fund
  • Update on NSW’s Brighter Beginnings (ie proposed free health & development checks for preschool children)
  • Update on NSW’s OSHC/BASC Reform Trials
  • Preschool Outcomes Measures
  • … and more


Who will normally be presenting:

  • Chiang Lim, CEO, Australian Childcare Alliance NSW


Scheduled What's the Buzz Meetings:

  1. SPECIAL Friday 20 January 2023 (Webinar) - COMPLETED (SEE VIDEO)
  2. Monday, 6 February 2023 (Webinar) - COMPLETED (SEE VIDEO
  3. Monday, 13 March 2023 (Face-to-Face) - COMPLETED
  4. Friday, 28 April 2023 (Webinar) - COMPLETED (SEE VIDEO)
  5. Monday, 8 May 2023 (Webinar) - COMPLETED (SEE VIDEO)
  6. Monday, 19 June 2023 (Webinar) -(SEE VIDEO)
  7. Monday, 24 July 2023 (Webinar) - (SEE VIDEO)
  8. Friday, 18 August 2023 (Webinar)- (SEE VIDEO)
  9. Monday, 11 September 2023 (Face-to-Face) REGISTER HERE
  10. Monday, 23 October 2023 (Webinar) REGISTER HERE