On this page: Australian Institute of Family Studies research A research team led by the Australian Institute of Family Studies is evaluating the Child Care Package introduced in 2018. The team is collecting information from parents, grandparents, guardians and the sector. Access the Early Monitoring Report Get information on the research team Tell me more about Australian Institute of Family Studies research Auditing of Child Care Package The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) ensures government departments achieve what they set out to do. Design and governance of Child Care Package Auditor’s report and recommendations What we did well and where we can improve What the Auditor-General said Productivity Commission inquiry In November 2013, the Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake an inquiry into Child Care and Early Childhood Learning. The inquiry examined: The state of early learning and child care How to better support children’s learning needs How to better support parents’ workforce participation Read the final report Other input into the design of Child Care Package In 2015, families took part in research as the Australian Government considered policy reform to child care: Report on quantitative research to test possible child care financial assistance model – April 2015 Appendices to report on quantitative research to test possible child care financial assistance model – April 2015 Additional analysis – quantitative research on child care financial assistance models – November 2015 The Government responded to two Senate Committee inquiries into the new child care system legislation: Senate Committee Inquiry Report 2015 Senate Committee Inquiry Report 2016 The Australian Government response to the Senate Select Committee to Red Tape on Child Care interim report was tabled in Federal Parliament on 15 November 2018.