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  • Service Types
    After School Hours Care - After School Hours Care is provided for primary school aged children after school (generally between 3:00pm-6:00pm), and on pupil free days.
    Before School Hours Care - Before School Hours Care is provided for primary aged children before school (generally between 7:30am-9:00am), and on pupil free days.
    Family Day Care - Family Day Care is a network of caregivers who provide care and developmental activities in their home for other people’s children.
    In Home Care - In Home Care is a service provided in your home by an approved carer.
    Long Day Care - Long Day Care is provided in day care centres mainly for children up to school age. Also known as kindergartens, preschools, child care centres or early learning centres.
    Occasional Care - Occasional Care is a unique child care service that provides flexible care for children from birth to school age.
    Vacation Care - Vacation Care is provided for primary aged children during school holidays generally between the hours of 7:30am and 6:00pm.
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Find a Preschool or Kindergarten Service

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  • One or more preschool or kindergarten types and a location or a preschool or kindergarten name and a location must be specified to perform a search.
  • State, Region, Suburb or Postcode must be specified to perform a search.
  • A minimum of two characters must be entered into the Location text box to perform a search.
  • A minimum of three letters must be entered into the Preschool or Kindergarten Name text box to perform a search.
  • A suburb or postcode must be entered into the location field if the search is to include the surrounding suburbs.

Preschool or Kindergarten Type Explanation:

Preschools or Kindergartens:

Preschools or kindergartens educational programs are designed and delivered by a qualified early childhood teacher to children in the year or two before commencing full time schooling.

Preschools or kindergartens educational services may be located at school sites, private preschool centres, long day care centres or local community venues. The terminology and entry of preschool or kindergarten programs vary depending on how preschool or kindergarten is regulated in your State or Territory. You should contact your state or territory government education departments or local council or community organisation to find out about your local preschools or kindergartens.

Preschool or Kindergarten (Part of a school)

Part of a school Preschool or Kindergarten comprises services that are co-located with a school that provide structural education programs to children in the one or two years before they commence full-time schooling only. These services may also be integrated with a school.

Preschool or Kindergarten (Standalone)

Standalone Preschool or Kindergarten comprises separately located services that provide structured educational programs to children in the one or two years before they commence full time schooling only.

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Please note: Preschools only include preschools/kindergartens in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, NT and the ACT. Please contact your state or territory Department of Education for other preschool services, or alternatively by contacting your local council or community organisation.
Need further assistance searching for child care or preschool or kindergarten services?
Contact the Child Care Access Hotline on 1800 670 305 between 8am and 6pm nationally Monday to Friday.

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