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.
Australia will have a New Child Care Package from 2 July 2018 when the Child Care Subsidy replaces the Child Care Rebate and Child Care Benefit.
Families who intend to use child care from 2 July 2018 will need to complete a Child Care Subsidy assessment online through their myGov account.
In April Centrelink wrote to all families currently receiving Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate with instructions on completing their online assessment.
The new Child Care Subsidy will be paid directly to child care providers. There will be more support for more families under the new arrangements, with most lower and middle-income families eligible to receive a higher subsidy than they do now.
More information on transitioning to the new Child Care Subsidy is available at www.education.gov.au/ChildCarePackage.
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: