Governments across Australia support a range of early childhood and child care programmes, services and initiatives.
You may find it useful to understand the changes that are taking place in the child care system in Australia.
The Australian Government will invest around $40 billion on child care support over the next four years. This significant investment includes an increase of more than $3 billion to support the implementation of the Jobs for Families Child Care Package. The package will provide greater choice for more than 1.2 million families by delivering a simpler, more affordable, more flexible and more accessible child care system.
The key elements of the Jobs for Families Child Care Package are: from families, service providers, early childhood education professionals and businesses.
Links to information about Australian Government Programmes, Services and Initiatives
In addition to this, you will find useful links to state and territory government webpages relevant to educators below.
The Early childhood education & care page on the Department of Education and Communities website provides a range of information for education and care services and educators including:
The Early Childhood Education and Care page on the Department of Education and Training website provides a range of information for education and care services and educators including:
The Early Childhood page on the Education and Early Childhood Services Registration and Standards Board website provides information about the regulation of education and care services in South Australia.
The Education and Care page on the Education and Training Directorate website provides a range of information for education and care services and educators including: