Become an approved child care provider

Early childhood education and care providers must be approved to operate a service and administer the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) in Australia.

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The following information is for:

  • prospective providers who intend to apply for CCS approval
  • existing providers who intend to add or remove a service from their approval
  • prospective or existing providers who have purchased a service
  • existing providers who have undergone a restructure of their legal entity.

You must read the following information carefully before applying. If you need help during the application process, contact

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Families who want to apply for CCS should visit the Services Australia website.