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You can find approved education and care services in Australia using the below search function.

Some services will have a quality rating next to their details. The ratings are one way of helping families choose the best service for their child.

Find out what the ratings mean.

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Our list includes services approved under the National Quality Framework (NQF) including long day care, family day care providers, kindergarten, preschool and outside school hours care (for school age children). To find a family day care service near you, use the above search function to contact an approved family day care provider or scheme in your state and territory. They can advise what family day care services are offered in your local area. Occasional care, crèches, mobile services, and preschools in Tasmania and Western Australia, will not appear. Learn about the types of child care services.

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The National Quality Standard is fairly new, so not all services have been assessed and rated yet. There are other ways you can determine the quality of a service. Find Out More
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