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The Department of Education and Training's Child Care Payments Compliance Program helps prevent, detect, and deter compliance breaches by approved child care services.

The Family Assistance Law is the basis for child care payments. Services are approved to administer child care payments on behalf of eligible families.

Changes from 13 March 2017

On 27 February 2017, the Minister for Education and Training announced further changes to the Family Assistance Law affecting approved Family Day Care services.

Changes from 10 October 2016

On 11 September 2016, the Minister for Education and Training announced changes to the Family Assistance Law affecting the child care payments Compliance Framework.

Changes from December 2014

An amendment was made to the Family Assistance Law on  3 December 2014.

Child Swapping

'Child swapping' is the practice where a Family Day Care educator, or their partner, receives child care payments from the Government for a session of Family Day Care provided to their child on the same day that they themselves provide Family Day Care for another child.

Child Care Compliance Program

Important message to families – to make sure you do not become involved in claiming money you are not entitled to and you may have to repay if a service is doing the wrong thing.

Family Day Care Education and Support Project

The Family Day Care Education Support Project enables Family Day Care services and educators to have access to additional education and support as required.

Child care compliance obligations flipchart for Family Day Care services (until 2 July 2018)

The child care compliance obligations flipchart has been designed to educate Family Day Care services and educators on their obligations under the Family Assistance Law, and the consequences of non-compliance.

Help in other languages

This compliance information is designed to help Family Day Care services and educators comply with the Family Assistance Law.