Resources is about children, with the main focus being on early childhood learning and child care. You will also find helpful links to other information for families in this site.


Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)

ACECQA is an independent statutory authority providing national leadership in promoting quality and continuous improvement in early childhood education and care and school age care in Australia.


Child care benefit

The Child Care Benefit helps cover the cost of child care, including long day care, family day care, occasional day care, outside school hours care, vacation care, pre-school, and kindergarten. It may also help cover the cost of child care provided by grandparents, relatives, friends or nannies.


Child care rebate

Child Care Rebate is paid in addition to Child Care Benefit and covers 50 per cent of out-of-pocket child-care expenses, up to a maximum amount per child per year. If you claim and are eligible for Child Care Benefit–approved child care and you and your partner meet the Child Care Rebate “work, training, study test” (or are exempt from it), you may be eligible for Child Care Rebate.

Child care rate estimator


Information for families using child care (fact sheet kit)

This downloadable fact sheet kit aims to assist families to access the support and services required to make important and sometimes complex, child care decisions. The fact sheets include information on Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate, Jobs, Education and Training Child Care fee assistance, Child Care Support program and Child Care Access Hotline.


Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance

Jobs, Education and Training (JET) Child Care Fee Assistance provides extra help with the cost of approved child care for eligible parents undertaking activities such as job search, work, study, training, or undertaking rehabilitation to enter, or re-enter, the workforce.


Office of Early Childhood Education and Child Care

The Office of Early Childhood Education and Child Care is responsible for delivering the government’s key commitments on early childhood education and child care and guiding major policy reforms at a national level.


Starting Blocks

Starting Blocks is a new, family friendly resource to help new parents answer childcare questions and better understand the benefits of quality early childhood education and care. It offers helpful tips for parents on early childhood development and what to look for to ensure their child gets a quality care and learning experience.