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Child care

mychild.gov.au

Provides a online child care portal. You will find information on different types of child care and how to get assistance with the cost of child care. You will also find links to other useful websites about children's health and wellbeing, parenting and family support services.

Department of Education

Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)

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.

Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority

Child care access hotline

The 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.

Department of Education

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.

Department of Human Services

Child care rebate

Covers 50% of out of pocket child care expenses, up to a maximum amount per child per year, in addition to any amount you may receive from Child Care Benefit and/or JET Child Care Fee Assistance (if applicable)..

Department of Human Services

Child care – find a child care service

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.

Department of Education

Information for families using child care (fact sheet kit)

Provides help to families in making important 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.

Department of Education

Jobs, Education and Training 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.

Department of Human Services

National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care

Outlines the quality standards that apply 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.

Department of Education

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