This section provides information about the handbook, its purpose and the content it covers. It explains the structure of the handbook—which is based on the journey from applying for approval through to the process of enrolling, reporting and receiving subsidy payments— and identifies the key terms used throughout the handbook. It provides information on where to find online versions of the handbook and other important resources relating to early learning and child care. Finally, this section lists the key legislation and explains the authority of the handbook in relation to that legislation.
This chapter has the following sections: