Little Cribb Childcare Centre

proudly EXCEEDS the National Quality Standards.

Government Related Links and Other Information

mychild.gov.au

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.

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Centrelink

To assist you with the cost of using child care services there is:

 

Child Care Benefit which can help cover long day care, family day care, occasional day care, outside school hour care, vacation care, pre-school, kindergarten and child care provided by relatives, friends or nannies.

 

Child Care Rebate which covers 50% of out of pocket child care expenses, up to a maximum amount per child per year, in addition to the Child Care Benefit.

 

Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance which can help you meet the cost of approved child care by paying some of the gap fee not covered by Child Care Benefit for the hours of care you need for approved activities such as job search, work, study or training.

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ACECQA

ACECQA guides the implementation of the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care nationally and ensures consistency in delivery.
The National Quality Standard (NQS) is a key aspect of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and sets a national benchmark for early childhood education and care, and outside school hours care services in Australia.

Under the NQF every service in the country will be assessed to make sure it meets the new quality standard.

To ensure children enjoy the best possible conditions in their early educational and developmental years, the NQS promotes continuous improvement in quality.

The major benefits for parents and children include:

* improved educator to child ratios
* greater individual care and attention for children
* Educators with increased skills and qualifications
* better support for children’s learning and development
* a national register to help parents assess the quality of education and care services in their area.
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Department of Education

The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care ensures children receive a high standard of education and care. The Framework is a national system for the regulation and quality assessment of child care and early learning services.

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