Network Meetings 2017

Have you missed any of the 10 Network Meetings/Special Network Meetings held so far in 2017?

The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) NSW reintroduced Network Meetings 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. Childcare oversupply and the proposed new SEPP
  2. The Federal Parliament’s Jobs for Families (childcare reform) proposal to increase/change subsidies and rebates (starting 1 Jul 2018)
  3. The Education Council’s proposed amendments to the National Quality Framework (including reducing the standards from 18 to 15, and quality areas from 53 to 40) (to start 1 Oct 2017 and 1 Feb 2018)
  4. Childcare Rorts
  5. Fair Work Commission’s consideration of the Equal Remuneration Order and the Review of the Modern Awards
  6. Labour shortages
  7. Universal Access funding beyond December 2017
  8. The future of the Long Daycare Centre Professional Development Program (LDCPDP) funding beyond 30 June 2017
  9. NSW’s Assessment and Rating process
  10. NSW’s new Service Provider Application process

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:

  • Monday, 22 May 2017, from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm (Max Webber Library, Level 1, Cnr Flushcombe Road & Alpha Street, Blacktown NSW (Sydney))
  • Monday, 29 May 2017, from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm (Level One Chatswood - Help Street Room, 11 Help Street, Chatswood NSW (Sydney))
  • Monday, 5 June 2017, from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm (Kareela Golf Club - Boardroom, 1 Bates Drive, Kareela NSW (Sydney))
  • Monday, 19 June 2017, from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm (Russell Vale Golf Club - Meeting Room, Hicks Street, Russell Vale NSW (Wollongong))
  • Monday, 26 June 2017, from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm (Erina Fair - Erina Centre, Terrigal Drive, Erina NSW (Central Coast))
  • Monday, 24 July 2017, from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm (TBA: Alexandria NSW (Sydney))
  • Monday, 31 July 2017, from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm (Club Central Hurstville - Arthur Allison Room, 2 Crofts Avenue, Hurstville NSW (Sydney))

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



  • ChildCareSuperStraplinesm