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NSW Department of Education

For the second year in a row The Australian Council for Educational Leaders are proud to partner with our co-presenter for this year’s conference – The NSW Department of Education. We thank the department for their support and look forward to collaboratively bringing together this important and premier conference for the Early Childhood Educational Sector.

The NSW Department of Education serves the community by leading the provision of world-class education. The department protects young children by regulating preschool and long day care providers. Once children move into school, we provide them with a world-class primary and secondary education. We also work to advance the wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

The department is the largest education provider in Australia. More than 760,000 students are enrolled in NSW public schools and we employ more than 84,000 staff.

The Early Childhood Education Directorate (ECED) monitors, supports and regulates early childhood education services in NSW. We work to ensure the delivery of quality early education for children from birth up to and including school age.

Our strategic priorities
The directorate is focussed on ensuring:

  • universal access
  • choice and sustainability
  • quality learning environments
  • support for diverse needs
  • an educational and learning focus

Who we are
Our staff are based at offices in central Sydney, Bankstown, Parramatta and regional NSW locations. Through communicating and working in collaboration with a range of stakeholders and professionals who work with children in a range of early childhood education environments, we ensure the delivery of high quality services to build a better future for children. As the NSW Regulatory Authority for early childhood education services, the department of education is responsible under the National Law and Regulations, to ensure services meet the requirements to operate under the National Quality Framework. The department is also responsible for implementing and administering state-based funding to continuously improve the quality of and access to early childhood education in NSW.

Stay informed
The News and Events section can help you to stay up to date with the latest activities and developments from the department.


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Charles Sturt University (CSU)

At Charles Sturt University (CSU), we believe that knowledge, collaboration, and community make the world a better place. So, as a CSU student, you will be supported throughout your journey, enjoy flexible online study, and have opportunities to extend your professional network. Studying our Master of Education (generic and with specialisations), you can advance your career as a leader in education choosing from a range of specialisations such as educational leadership, information technologies, contemporary literacies, early childhood leadership, adult and vocational education, and educational research. Our commitment to you realising your potential makes CSU a great choice for education leaders of tomorrow."

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The Brainery

The Brainary is an Australian distributor of world-leading educational and healthcare resources and technologies. We are inspired to help people live more fulfilling lives through knowledge acquisition and wellness. Our resources utilize game-play, simulations and journaling to help engage people with their learning and therapies.

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ANZUK Education

At anzuk Education, we understand the importance of having high quality educators who build relationships and use their initiative. Always knowing the right fit for your centre, we can supply degree qualified teachers, certificate III and diploma qualified educators, childcare cooks and management staff. We are the leading provider of casual relief services and permanent staffing in early childhood settings.

Partnering with anzuk, our knowledgeable consultants come from educational backgrounds who screen, interview and build a team of educators who are ready to arrive with a smile and work hard for your centre.

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CCSA is the go-to organisation for early childhood education and care services. We provide specialist information and support in governance, management, compliance, business support and workplace relations.

We also provide bookkeeping and payroll services, as well as management training for the professional development of directors, staff and management committees.

Join CCSA for peace of mind and assurance that you are meeting all your legal and regulatory obligations – freeing you to focus on delivering quality services to children.

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Routledge is the world's leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences. We publish thousands of books and journals each year, serving scholars, instructors, and professional communities worldwide. Routledge is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.


ECTARC is currently celebrating 20 years of specialist early childhood education and care training and professional development as a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO# 90331) for the sector. ECTARC also offers learning resources and consultancy services to support compliance and professional development for educators, families and leaders within a service. We focus on training high quality graduates and educators who have the skills and knowledge to deliver best practice in education and care services. Exceptional student support, experienced qualified trainers and the latest in online training portals give our students an engaging learning experience.

HarperCollins Publishers Australia

HarperCollins occupies a unique place in Australian and New Zealand publishing. In both nations we are the oldest publisher – with a heritage dating back to the bush ballads and school books of the late nineteenth century – and the most forward thinking in terms of our transition to the global digital world of today.

Through the decades, our publishing has been distinguished by a commitment to quality and creativity plus an innate understanding of what Australians and New Zealanders want to read and how. Authors and their work have always been at the heart of our company – without authors there would be no HarperCollins. Publishing is a highly collaborative business: everyone in the company contributes in some way to maximising our author’s work.

Scholastic Australia

Scholastic has been the market leader of Australian children’s books for over 50 years, bringing the joy of reading to multiple generations of families. Scholastic operates on a unique model, proudly partnering with Australian early learning centres, schools and major retailers. You can find Scholastic products in Book Club, Book Fairs, the classroom, and retail chains and independent booksellers.

Studies are continuing to find the positive effects that having regular access to reading material, and homes filled with books, have on lifelong success. Scholastic shares and supports this belief–that all children should have access to quality, affordable books.

As an educator, School Essentials is your primary resource for books at 20% off RRP, classroom equipment, STEAM products and literacy and numeracy programs. Our carefully curated range of teaching products and curriculum-based resources are there to support you in creating inspiring learning environments. Additionally, every order earns you FREE books and learning resources with Scholastic Rewards. To see our full product range visit:


Northcott is a not-for-profit disability service provider that works with customers to realise their potential.
As one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit disability service organisations, we provide services from metropolitan and regional locations throughout NSW and the ACT. We have more than 85 years of experience and expertise in the disability service industry.
A registered NDIS provider, we employ over 2000 staff and provide empowering, personalised services to over 13,500 people with disability, their families and carers each year.


The Educator

The Educator is Australia’s only multi-media resource for the most senior educational professionals and decision makers. The Educator delivers essential news, insights and analysis. The Educator engages the decision-makers who matter most by publishing industry-leading content that supports both the schools as businesses and the best-practice functional requirements placed on the executives that run them


ABC-TV is the leading children's broadcaster in Australia. ABC Children's Television has responsibility for ABC KIDS (2-6 years), ABC ME (6-12 years) and ABC Children's online, interactive and mobile offerings including via our on-demand platform, iview.

The ABC has a long and rich heritage of providing quality programmes to generations of Australian children – made for them and from their perspective. We want to provide a broad array of content that is designed to inspire, entertain and excite children aged from 2 to 12 years, and which embodies a true Australian sensibility.

In a world of viewing opportunities we believe it is important to offer them a variety of genres and formats, from live-action drama and animation, to entertainment and factual programs.