CELA has been supporting early education and care professionals for over 40 years. Being a CELA member means that you’ll never have to face a challenge alone. 

When you contact CELA you’ll be speaking with sector experts who have operational experience in service delivery and management. Whether you’re looking for a better understanding of how regulatory changes affect you and your service, expert training for your staff or resources and support to improve practice and service delivery, our expert team will help you to find your way.

“CELA makes what seems to be impossible, manageable.”  Tal, CELA member

Student or Retired

$75
per year

Benefits

  • Rattler & Broadside PDF version
  • 10% discount on publications
  • 10% discount on training

Individual A single person taking out membership for themselves

$300
per year

Benefits

  • Access to our sector specific 1800 support lines
  • Over 100 leading operations and practice related resources 
  • Member News and Broadside, bringing you vital sector information  
  • On-demand professional learning pre-recorded webinars
  • Free subscription to Rattler magazine
  • 10% discount on consultancy services
  • 10% discount on our professional learning calendar
  • 10% discount on mentoring

Organisation or service An organisation or service/s taking out a membership

$340
per year

Benefits

  • Access to our sector specific 1800 support lines for all staff
  • Over 100 leading operations and practice related resources 
  • Member news and Broadside, bringing you vital sector information  
  • On-demand professional learning pre-recorded webinars
  • Free listing of your job vacancies 
  • Free subscription to Rattler magazine for your entire organisation
  • 10% discount on consultancy services
  • 10% discount on our professional learning calendar for your team
  • 10% discount on customised professional learning delivered at your service
  • 10% discount on mentoring

CELA supports community and small providers, providing a vital line of communication to government, ensuring that your voices are heard.

Member benefits

Phone support

Our expert support staff of sector professionals are only a phone call away. We can guide you on: What to do, how to interpret and who to contact to resolve your questions. 

Resources

Our member library contains up-to-date resources that will help you to navigate the National Quality Framework and Standards and provide the best possible outcomes for children at your service.

Rattler magazine

Rattler covers the big issues impacting the early education and care services sector – be they social, economic, education or political – as well as drilling down on day-to-day concerns like staffing, finances, wellness, management, food handling and legal issues. We welcome member stories and contributions. 

Post a job

Did you know that our website is visited by over 24,000 people a month? This makes our website a great place to advertise your current job openings. Members can post as many listings as they like.

Consulting

We’ve helped thousands of services to achieve service approval, improve their ratings, reach goals and operate quality early education services. As a member you receive a 10% discount on all consultancy services.

Member webinars

Our monthly professional learning webinars cover a wide variety of topics relating to operations and practice. They are free and exclusive to members and can be watched at a time that suits you.

Informed and connected

We ensure our members are kept up to date with the ever changing early education landscape via member news updates and our Broadside publication. Our weekly sector-wide communication Amplify!, read by over 10,000 people each month, ensures that you stay informed about issues that impact you and your service, in a language that makes sense. 

Events

We run a program of events designed to stimulate thinking, inspire best practice and bring likeminded people together to lift each other up. Check our website for updates. As a member you receive a discount on all CELA events.

Training

We’re known for providing practical, interactive training that develops skills to improve practice and professionalism for all educators. Our NESA endorsed courses are designed to inspire you in all areas of professional practice. Members receive a 10% discount off all CELA courses.

If you have any questions regarding membership, talk to one of our membership specialists on 1800 157 818

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