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Search for child care services near you

You can find approved early childhood education and care services in Australia using the search function below . These are services that are open during the current COVID-19 outbreak. 

Most of the 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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If you’re seeking help using this tool, call on the Find child care family helpline on 1800 291 041 from 9am to 5pm AEST, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Our list includes services approved under the National Quality Framework (NQF) including long day care, family day care providers (not individual services), 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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Quality Area Ratings:
1: Educational program and practice
2: Children’s health and safety
3: Physical environment
4: Staffing arrangements
5: Relationships with children
6: Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
7: Governance and leadership
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