Information on Early Learning & Child Care in Australia

Child Care, when you need to leave your child in someone else’s care, might be needed if you have work, study or other commitments. Choosing the right child care or early learning centre can be a tricky decision for some families and will depend on your own family’s needs, the centre location and the environment with which you and your child will feel most comfortable.

As well as providing care, child care and early learning services also provide an opportunity for your child to develop social, emotional and learning skills before they are old enough to attend school.

New Zealand citizens living in Australia may be eligible for the Centrelink Child Care Benefit.