Report released: early childhood education and care in June quarter 2022

This content was published on Wednesday 29 March 2023. There may be more recent updates available.

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.

Key findings

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.

Go to the June quarter 2022 report on our website.