The mychild.gov.au website is Australia's online child care portal. On this website you will find information on different types of child care and how to get assistance with the cost of child care. You can also search a database to find child care centres in your local area. In many cases, you will also be able to find the services' vacancy and fee information.
This site also has information and links to other useful websites about children's health and wellbeing, parenting and family support services.
The Australian Government recognises the critical importance of early years and is working to create a world-class system of integrated, early learning and care. Australian families need a system that is not only affordable, but ensures people can work flexible hours while knowing that their children are receiving high quality child care and early learning.
Further information can be found on the Child Care and Early Learning Agenda page.
Connections, a new resource, has been developed to assist early childhood educators in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children at their service.
Findings from the 2014 National Quality Framework Review consultation process now available
13 October 2014
In May 2014 the Australian Government in consultation with all states and territories commenced a Review of the National Quality Framework.
Stronger Relationships trial
10 October 2014
Every parent wants their children to grow up happy, healthy and confident. But do you know that investing time in your spousal relationship, to keep it strong, can be the best thing you can do for your children?
Early childhood resource helps turn everyday activities into literacy and numeracy learning
1 October 2014
Wonder how to turn your child's every day activities and play into opportunities to teach them about literacy and numeracy?
- Information on my child care options
- To find a child care centre in my local area.
- To reduce my child care costs
- To estimate my out-of-pocket child care costs
- Information to promote the health and wellbeing of my child
- Information on support programs for my family
- Information on educational activities for my child
- To read about the Australian Government's child care initiatives
- Information on the National Quality Framework for child care in Australia
A list of other frequently asked questions is available on the FAQ page