Early childhood and child care reports

The Child Care in Australia quarterly report presents information about the child care sector in Australia.  This is based on data from the new child care system that was implemented in July 2018.

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The Early Childhood and Child Care in Summary report provides important information about the previous child care sector.

The quarterly reports include data from the Child Care Management System (CCMS) and the MyChild website regarding the number of children and families using approved child care, the costs of care and the numbers and types of child care services in Australia. They also include information relating to regional locations of care and service vacancy data.

From the December quarter 2012, the Early Childhood and Child Care in Summary Report replaced the Child Care Update.

Past Releases








2010-2012: Child Care Update

The Child Care Update reports did not include key vacancy information. Reports on vacancies prior to December quarter 2012 can be obtained by contacting the Department.