We're seeking your input as part of a national study about Australia's ECEC sector

The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) has partnered with Bankwest Business and Rose Partners Accountants & Advisors, to implement an annual national study that will examine Australia's Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector. In particular the study will explore trends in occupancy levels, staffing, financial viability and overall sentiment for the coming 12 months.

These insights will provide valuable benchmarks for our sector, enabling better quality lobbying on the viability of services. 

At the service level, the insights will allow ECEC operators to benchmark individual performance against state and national averages. 

To this end, we would appreciate your support by completing the survey developed for this study.
About the ACA Survey

  • The survey is for ECEC service provider owners only
  • It should take approximately 10 minutes to complete
  • It will ask you to provide high level operational numbers and FY16 accountant financial data - it would be useful to have this information ready before starting the survey
  • All answers are kept anonymous and will only be presented in aggregated form
  • Data will be securely stored using SurveyMonkey, an organisation that uses some of the most advanced technology for Internet security that is commercially available
  • By providing your email address (optional) you will be provided with a complimentary report to compare your centre/s performance against sector averages
  • You will also be in the running to win Gold Class cinema tickets.

The key findings will be launched as a report in early July 2017.

You can start the survey here.

If you have any queries about the survey, please don't hesitate to contact ACA's Celia Falkland on 03 9532 2017 or by e-mail here

Thank you in advance for your participation.