Support to operate a service
Child care providers and other organisations can get information and support from the Australian Government to help them deliver high-quality child care services. This includes information on how to become a child care provider, how to operate a child care service and how to improve services for children and their families.
Child Care Management System
The Child Care Management System is a national online computer system. All approved child care services are required to use third party software to interact with the system to meet obligations under Family Assistance Law.
Changes to the Family Assistance Law to reduce serious non-compliance and potential fraud in the Family Day Care sector.
Child Care Services Support Programme
The Child Care Services Support Programme provides financial assistance to child care providers to improve access to child care for children, families and communities.
Budget Based Funded services
The Budget Based Funded program provides a contribution to the operational costs of approximately 300 early learning and child care and school aged care services.
Early Childhood Workforce Initiatives
The Early Childhood Workforce Initiatives offer a range of programs, incentives and information to support, train and retain experienced and qualified early learning and child care educators.
Payments for families
Further information on the current child care system, including how to help families claim child care payments, is available on the Department of Human Services website.