2017/2018 Network Meetings

Have you missed any of the 24 Network Meetings & Special Network Meetings held so far in 2017?

The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) NSW reintroduced Network Meetings across Greater Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong where service provider members and non-members and their fellow owners and business decision-making directors can come together and discuss sector issues that impact on their childcare services, building collegial local communities of like-minded service providers.

Depending on demand, ACA NSW can conduct more Network Meetings in other cities and towns or on-line, subject to the Executive Committee’s approval.

What would be discussed at Network Meetings:
The current issues that typically would be discussed include:

  1. Unions' applications to increase wages by 39%-72% through their Equal Remuneration Order application
  2. Fair Work Commission's Review of the Modern Awards
  3. New recruitment service for Early Childhood Teachers and Educators (including extension of Regulation 242)
  4. Childcare Over-Regulation - Lobbying Government
  5. Update on available Government Fundings
  6. Preparations for Jobs for Families changes by 1 July 2018
  7. Problems/Impact of the NSW's Enhanced Service Approval Process
  8. Update on Childcare Oversupply and the new State Environmental Planning Policy

There may also be limited presentations by ACA NSW’s sponsors.

Who will typically be presenting:

  • Lyn Connolly, President, Australian Childcare Alliance NSW
  • Chiang Lim, CEO, Australian Childcare Alliance NSW

When and Where are these upcoming Network Meetings:

  • Blacktown (Western Sydney) - Monday, 16 October 2017, from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm (Max Webber Library, Function Centre, Level 1, Cnr Flushcombe Road & Alpha Street, Blacktown NSW)
  • Chatswood (Lower North Shore Sydney) - Monday, 30 October 2017, from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm (Chatswood Library Meeting Rooms - Willoughby Room, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood, NSW)

How do members and non-members participate in the Network Meetings:



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