Professional Affiliations

As an educator or staff member of the early childhood community it is important that you stay abreast of current practice and research that will inform your curriculum decision making for children and assist you in your provision of care and education for children and their families. Professional organisations will provide information and support in understanding quality practice, keeping you informed of the current issues and changes emerging in relation to early childhood education and care, as well as providing a forum for you to express your concerns and provide feedback as required. Membership of one or more is crucial to your ability to be well informed and able to respond to change as required.


Family Daycare AustraliaFamily Day Care Australia (National Peak Body for FDC)

Family Day Care Australia represents all stakeholders of the Family Day Care community.
It provides insurance and advice to its members, and advocates to the
Commonwealth Government on behalf of the family day care community.

Early Childhood AustraliaEarly Childhood Australia

Early Childhood Australia advocates to ensure quality, social justice and equity in all issues relating to the education and care of children from birth to eight years.

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

DESE is the QLD state regulatory authority for approved services under the National Quality Framework.


ACECQAAustralian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority ACECQA
ACECQA guides the implementation of the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood
Education and Care nationally and ensures consistency in delivery.

National Quality Framework

Inclusion Support AgencyInclusion Support Queensland
ISA’s provide eligible ECEC services with practical support that will help services to build their
capacity to provide a quality inclusive environment for children with additional needs.

MDABicultural Support Service – MDA
Organisations working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) client groups need distinct cultural knowledge and expertise to deliver effective outcomes for their clients .

Dep Education and TrainingConnections – Resource for Early Childhood educators about children’s wellbeing
A document library for the Department of Education and Training. A resource for early childhood educators about children’s wellbeing

Lets ReadLet’s Read
Let’s Read is a national, evidence-based early literacy initiative that promotes reading with children from birth to five years.

FDC AustraliaFDC Matters
Family Day Care Matters is the weekly e-newsletter that keeps the family day care sector informed!

Kids SafeKids Safe
Kidsafe is the leading non-government, not-for-profit charitable organisation, dedicated to preventing unintentional childhood injuries.

Global Kids OZGlobal Kids Oz
Global Kids Oz is an information and resource rich website built on the foundation of a critical need for a more mutliculturally understanding society.

Noahs ArkNoahs Ark
At Noah’s Ark we offer a range of services and programs that support children aged 0-8 with a range of disabilities, developmental delays and their families.

FDCAQ - Professional Affiliations