Who we are

Community Early Learning Australia is a not for profit organisation with a focus on amplifying the value of early learning for every child across Australia - representing our members and uniting our sector as a force for quality education and care.

Formerly known as Community Childcare Co-operative, it's a cause we've been committed to for over 40 years.

  • We amplify early learning’s value by informing families, influencing policy-makers, and inspiring educators.
  • We support evidence-based research, grassroots consultation, and common sense action.
  • We actively unite both community based and small provider ECEC services under one banner of support for community benefit and purpose before profit.


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Our sector specialists are only a phone call or email away. CELA has been supporting early education and care professionals for over 40 years. Don't forget that membership gives you access to over $2,620 worth of benefits.

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