Educational Leaders today are the first generation in this role.


Being an Educational Leader is different than being an Educator or a Director.


The National Quality Framework requires every approved education and care service to employ an Educational Leader.


Educational Leaders are influential in inspiring, motivating and also challenging and extending the pedagogy and practice of Educators in every approved education and care service.

Educational Leaders Association is an advocate for Educational Leaders across Australia and provides a central location for professional conversation, learning and collaboration. We support the development of reflection and professional review.

Become a ELA member

Connect with thousands of Educational Leaders and early childhood professionals

ELA is a not for profit, member supported organisation

conceived by educational leaders for educational leaders.

As a member you gain access to the knowledge, skills and experience of educational leaders all over the country, advocacy for and on behalf of educational leaders and supportive advisory team.