2024 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 understanding, 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.

Upcoming topics discussed include:


  • 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 pay increases as well as recruitment/retention - will the unions' campaign for a 25% pay increase succeed? What are the consequences;
  • the future capacity of services and the sector - where will the new services be? What are their challenges? Will there be oversupply;
  • the future of financial sustainability - what are the future government and non-government financial assistance, funding and investments;
  • the debate over quality vs regulatory compliance - what are the upcoming changes to services’ quality ratings? Will there be reform;
  • the future of data, artificial intelligence and record keeping - what are the new rules? Will there be AI-based solutions? Will they be allowed by the regulators; and
  • the future evolution of ECEC - convergences with children’s health and social supports.


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


  • the Productivity Commission, ACCC, NSW IPART inquiries' reports (including future funding arrangements);
  • the need for now 45 years of record keeping; and
  • the consequences of Operation Tenterfield & Operation Arkstone.
Please note that our Suppliers' Sector Insight evenings will always include an update on the upcoming series of ACA NSW-led events that can enable you to engage with the decision-makers of early childhood education and care services. Our list of events include ACA NSW's:

In 2024, the ACA NSW Supplier Sector Insight evenings will be held on:
  • Thursday, 23 May 2024; and
  • Thursday, 26 September 2024.

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). There will be no access for non-members


If interested, please e-mail ACA NSW's Relationships Officer (Jay Taguba) via jay.taguba@childcarealliance.org.au or 1300 556 330 or 0405 354 010.

  • 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)