Childcare services

Childcare services include family day care schemes, where licenced educators operate a small service from their home, and private centres which are generally based in a building designed for child care purposes. To find a child care service near you visit the Child Care Finder website.

The Australian Government provides a number of subsidies and programs to assist eligible families with the cost of child care. Information is available at the Department of Services Australia website or from your local Services Australia office. 

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