We’ve published the latest data on early childhood education and care in the June quarter 2022.
Each quarter we issue a summary report about the early childhood education and care sector. It includes data on:
- the number of children and families using approved care
- the number and types of approved services
- the cost of care
- total government subsidies.
Overall, 1,414,980 million children from approximately 1 million families attended a Child Care Subsidy (CCS) approved service. Of these, 1,356,550 million children were eligible for CCS.
48% of children aged 0 to 5 years and 33% of children aged 0 to 12 years used approved care.
On average, children attended care for 25.9 hours per week.
The government paid $2.64 billion in Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy. The average hourly fee across all care types, excluding In Home Care, was $10.90. This was a 4.6% increase from the June quarter 2021.