Mychild.gov.au is about children, with the main focus being on early childhood learning and child care. You will also find helpful links to other information for families in this site.
ACECQA is an independent statutory authority providing national leadership in promoting quality and continuous improvement in early childhood education and care and school age care in Australia.
Search by type of care (long, occasional, after school etc), location (town, postcode etc) or name of centre to find approved child care services in your area.
The Child Care Access Hotline 1800 670 305 provides information to help you choose a child care service that meets your needs. The hotline also provides information on possible child care vacancies in local areas.
The Child Care Benefit helps cover the cost of child care, including long day care, family day care, occasional day care, outside school hours care, vacation care, pre-school, and kindergarten. It may also help cover the cost of child care provided by grandparents, relatives, friends or nannies.
Child Care Rebate is paid in addition to Child Care Benefit and covers 50 per cent of out-of-pocket child-care expenses, up to a maximum amount per child per year. If you claim and are eligible for Child Care Benefit–approved child care and you and your partner meet the Child Care Rebate “work, training, study test” (or are exempt from it), you may be eligible for Child Care Rebate.
This downloadable fact sheet kit aims to assist families to access the support and services required to make important and sometimes complex, child care decisions. The fact sheets include information on Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate, Jobs, Education and Training Child Care fee assistance, Child Care Support program and Child Care Access Hotline.
Jobs, Education and Training (JET) Child Care Fee Assistance provides extra help with the cost of approved child care for eligible parents undertaking activities such as job search, work, study, training, or undertaking rehabilitation to enter, or re-enter, the workforce.
The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care applies to most long day care, family day care, preschool and kindergarten, and outside schools hours care services. The Framework is a national approach to the regulation and quality assessment of early childhood education and care services.