The FDCA2022 National Conference will see a variety of leading industry stakeholders and suppliers of goods and services on display at the conference exhibition.
To view the organisations that will be present at the conference exhibition, please see the list below.
If you would like to express your interest in exhibiting at the FDCA 2022 National Conference or becoming a sponsor please click here to download a copy of our 2022 FDCA National Conference Exhibition and Sponsorship Prospectus.
Australian Child Care Career Options, better known as ACCCO, is a successful award winning and well-established nationally accredited education and care training organisation providing qualifications in Early Childhood Education, School Age Education, Education Support, and First Aid.
Standing out from other training providers, ACCCO is renowned for the valuable face to face and on the job training that students receive throughout their course.
All courses are designed and developed for the industry; nationally recognised and accredited; and, offered in flexible delivery modes including class based and externally with local trainers in regional areas. ACCCO has classroom training facilities located in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Offering modern training facilities ACCCO offers a quality choice for those pursuing a career within the Early Education and Care sector. If you are passionate about the care and education of young children, this is the essence of the training that ACCCO will provide.
ACCCO has been successfully training students working in education for over 24 years. During this time thousands of students have graduated to become qualified professionals working in a range of positions from support roles to managers and teachers.
ACCCO graduates have an outstanding reputation in the community due to their excellent education and skills. Education and Care services actively seek out ACCCO graduates because of their high quality training, with employers recognising the exemplary skills and practices from the students who have trained with ACCCO.
Adventure Patch helps to bring the adventure back into child care.
We are a proud Tasmanian not-for-profit child care provider, with a strong focus on fun, exploring and imagination.
Our quality educators create a safe and nurturing environment for your child. As well as state-wide family day care, we offer long day care, plus outside school hours care, encouraging outdoor and self-directed play, getting messy and having fun within caring and safe boundaries.
Looking for sustainable resources? Want to feel good about your purchase knowing it is ethically sourced AND supports small Australian business? Stop by and see the team at Awe and Wonder. Based in Western Australia, the Awe and Wonder team focuses on creating bespoke educational resource solutions for early childhood centres all over Australia.
Designed by educators, for educators, each resource has been created with multiple uses in mind allowing children to harness their natural creativity in play.
Be You provides educators with knowledge, resources and strategies for helping children and young people achieve their best possible mental health.
The Department of Education (DoE) provides educational services to students from birth. There is no defined age limit because we believe in and are responsible for educational services that enable all Tasmanians to learn, regardless of their age, their background or where they live.
We provide educational services through our 12 Child and Family Centres, Launching into Learning programs (babies to 4 year-olds and their families), primary, combined, secondary and senior secondary schools around the state, including education delivered flexibly or via blended learning. Our Libraries gives Tasmanians access to a wide range of services including community learning.
Early Childhood Australia (ECA) has been a voice for young children since 1938. We are the peak early childhood advocacy organisation, acting in the interests of young children, their families and those in the early childhood field. ECA advocates to ensure quality, social justice and equity in all issues relating to the education and care of children aged birth to eight years.
Our vision: Every young child is thriving and learning.
Our role in achieving this vision is to be an effective advocate for young children and a champion for quality outcomes in early childhood education and care.
We offer quality resources that create a natural, relaxed foundation in which educators and children can add their own passions and personality. We promote natural resources like timber. Through the warm feel of timber, a sense of wonder about natural resources is created. Natural resources also better reflect the child's home environment. We offer resources that promote open ended play. Children learn through exploration and imagination and our resources create endless opportunities and positive learning experiences for the children.
Everymind is a leading Institute dedicated to the prevention of mental ill-health and suicide. We have been delivering successful mental health and suicide prevention programs for 30 years, including Supporting the mental health of children: An online program for family day care.
Family Day Care Training Australia provides FDC-specific training and professional development for FDC educators and services. Our training platform provides educators and staff access to a range of learning modules that have been developed to enhance the knowledge and skills required to operate an FDC service. Through our online community of practice, educators and staff can connect, network, and share resources with their peers.
FDC Tax is a specialised tax and accounting service tailored specifically to meet the needs of Family Day Care Educators.
Operating now for more than 15 years, our goal is to help Educators gain maximum financial benefit from your business with as little stress as possible.
Our services are available nationwide either directly, or via our secure internet and phone service. If you would like a friendly and convenient service for your tax and accounting needs, we are here to help.
FDSee has been called ‘a game changer’ for Australian FDC Services. Saving time, increasing quality and efficiency, and enhancing and demonstrating compliance. Every day hundreds of users are online with FDSee, from Services in every State and Territory - from Government to Council, Community run to Private, FDCA Award Winning and Exceeding, and from 7 Educators up to 300+
FDSee is an online system, purpose built for Family Day Care, and used in parallel with your CCS software. Over 8 years of development provides you with all the operational tools needed to efficiently manage your Service, with everything in one place and accessible in real time from anywhere; Office, Educators visits, even at home. Talk to us and find out how we are shaping the future of Family Day Care.
Harmony Web is the leading CCS software of choice for Family Day Care and In-Home Care Services and Educators across Australia.
In 2021 Harmony Web continues to evolve with new features, functionality and continuing to support the FDC and IHC Services and Educators with reliable software and great customer service.
With Harmony Web you are in safe and secure hands.
In Safe Hands has been the leading professional development training organisation in Australia for the early years sector since 2011. In Safe Hands works closely with Family Day Care schemes across Australia in providing leading edge training and risk management solutions to enhance the professional and nurturing educational envornment unique to Family Day Care.
Kidsafe works proactively around Australia with parents, communities and governments to minimise the burden of childhood injury on our health systems by increasing awareness, providing child safety education, advocacy and reviewing the causes and prevention of childhood injuries.
Maggie Dent is one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators and "Queen of Common Sense".
Maggie, who has become one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators, with a particular interest in the early years and resilience, will present a keynote address and two workshops at the conference. Maggie’s experience includes almost two decades as a secondary teacher before moving into counselling, palliative care and suicide prevention. Maggie is an advocate for the healthy, commonsense raising of children in order to strengthen families and communities, and is a passionate, positive voice for children of all ages.
Maggie is host of the ABC podcast, Parental As Anything. She is also a regular contributor to the Essential Kids website, can often be heard on commercial and ABC radio around the country and regularly seen lending her expertise to a range of national TV programs.
Author and illustrator Sarah Prince provides beautiful, fun, and educational books for young children. With a Masters of Early Childhood Education Specialising in Children's Literature, Sarah's books provide the perfect introduction to early literacy, numeracy, and the natural world, using a good deal of humour and just a touch of whimsy!
The NSW Department of Education is a proud sponsor of the FDCA 2022 National Conference.
As the NSW Regulatory Authority for early childhood education and care services, the department monitors, supports and regulates more than 5800 early childhood education and outside school hours care services across NSW. The department is also responsible for implementing and administering state-based funding and strategic policy frameworks to continuously improve the quality of and access to early childhood education and care in NSW.
The department works to drive quality outcomes for children and communities through early childhood education and care, to ensure all children get the best start in life. The health, safety and wellbeing of children is the highest priority for the department.
Uniting is a not-for-profit organisation that has been working alongside Australian communities for more than 100 years. Today, we are one of the largest providers of early learning services across Victoria and Tasmania.
As an organisation, we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity or sexual orientation.
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we work. We welcome lesbian, gay, trans, gender diverse and intersex (LGBTIQ) people at our services. We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services.
Wanslea provides Early Learning and Development to children aged 0-12 years through a variety of approved child care services, such as, Long Day Care, Outside School Hours Care, Vacation Care, Family Day Care, In Home Care and Inclusion Support.
Wanslea also provides services to children and families through, Early childhood Approach, Foster Care, Grand carer support, Parenting support and Mental health support for children.
*Images in banner courtesy of Alastair Bett (1 and 3) and Stuart Gibson (2).