Little Cribb Childcare Centre

proudly EXCEEDS the National Quality Standards.

Government Related Links and Other Information

Child Care Finder

The Child Care Finder 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

The Child Care Subsidy is the main way the Government assists families with their child care fees.

The Child Care Subsidy that commenced on 2 July 2018:

replaced the Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) with a single, means-tested subsidy
is generally paid directly to child care providers to be passed on to families
is simpler than the previous multi-payment system
is better targeted and provides more assistance to low and middle income families.
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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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