For child care providers and educators
You must be approved to operate a service and administer the Child Care Subsidy in Australia.
We pay Child Care Subsidy to approved providers. Providers pass the payments on to families as a fee reduction.
The Additional Child Care Subsidy provides extra help with fees to families facing barriers to early childhood education and care.
The Community Child Care Fund provides grants and programs for services in disadvantaged, regional and remote communities.
The Inclusion Support Program helps services care for children with additional needs.
Approved providers must comply with their obligations under Family Assistance Law.
We provide support to providers and services in the event of a local emergency.
We provide information and support regarding COVID-19 for the early childhood education and care sector.
For families with children in care
About early childhood in Australia
Data and reports that inform policy, performance and planning for the child care sector.
Find initiatives to attract, develop and retain high-quality early childhood educators and teachers.
Early childhood education and care in Australia is governed by both Commonwealth and state and territory laws.
We issue public reports about early childhood education and care in Australia.