Contains links to regulations, standards,Ā  frameworks, qualifications and resources

Department of EducationĀ and Training

The Department of Education and Training is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians access quality and affordable early child care and childhood education.

Early Childhood Australia

Early Childhood AustraliaĀ advocates for the interests of young children, their families and early childhood. You will find information, resources and links to ongoing learning opportunities.

ECA Code of Ethics:ĀĀ 


SNAICC provides a strong voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families through a national body.


Information to help prevent childhood injuries.

KidsĀ Matter

Supports the mental health and wellbeing of children.

Emerging MindsĀ 

The National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health has been established to assist professionals and organisations who work with children and/or parents/families to have the skills to identify, assess and support children at risk of mental health conditions.

Early Childhood Resource Hub (ecrh)

Find hundreds of quality-assured resources aligned to the seven quality areas of the National Quality Standard.

This site also has information and links to other useful websites about children’s health and wellbeing, parenting and family support services.

NECS Ombudsman

NECS receives complaints and assists people who may have been treated unfairly or inappropriately by ACECQA or the State and Territory Government Regulatory Authorities

Sunsmart Schools

All Australian childrenā€™s services and schools are encouraged to join the nationally recognised SunSmart Schools program.

Family DayĀ Care Australia

Family Day Care Australia (FDCA), is the national peak body for family day care.

Red NoseĀ 

Red Nose provides theĀ latest evidence-based adviceĀ  on sleeping baby safely

Australian Early Development Census

Australian Early Development Census collects data that can assist you to plan for childrenā€™s learning based on five key areas of early childhood development

Nutrition Australia

Nutrition Australia is an independent, member organisation that aims to promote the health and wellbeing of all Australians.

Child Wise

Child wise is a not for profit child protection association you will find links to child protection legislation in all states and territories.


The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) is the peak body of the community services and welfare sector and the national voice for the needs of people affected by poverty and inequality.


You will find news, information and resources to support and encourage changes in individual and community behaviours to stop child abuse and neglect before it starts.

Nature Play

Nature Play aims to work innovatively and collaboratively to make nature play a normal part of childhood again.


MultiVerse is a community organisation committed to art, inclusion and education,who believe that everyone can and should be living a beautiful life.

Early Years Connect

Early Childhood Australia is delighted to announce the launch of Early Years Connect, a new project delivered in partnership with C&K and Autism Queensland that is proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government.

United Voice

United Voice is an organisation of over 120,000 Australian workers, united by our belief in the dignity of workers and the right to fair and just treatment at work.

Big Steps

United Voice’s Big Steps campaign aims to address fair wages for childcare educators. Working in a female dominated sector like ours, early childhood education and care, means that we’re some of the lowest paid professionals in Australia.

National Outside School Hours Services Association (NOSHSA)

NOSHSAĀ is a network of all Australian State and Territory Out of School Hours Services (OSHC) Associations.