Long day care
Long day care services can be a good choice for working parents, and provide education and care for children from birth to 12 years old.
Kindergarten (kindy) is a part-time educational program for children in the year before school.
Family day care
Family day care offers flexible education and care for children in the private homes of registered carers.
Early Years Places
Early Years Places provide children and their families with access to early childhood, health, family and parenting support services.
Nannies and babysitters
Nannies and babysitters usually provide care in the child's home - this type of service is not regulated.
Playgroups help parents, grandparents, carers and children come together to learn, play and interact in a safe environment.
Family Child Care Subsidy
Find out about the Australian Government's Child Care Subsidy to assist families with the cost of early childhood education and care.
Find out about the approved learning frameworks delivered by early childhood education and care services.
Ratings and assessment
Learn about how early childhood education and care services are rated and assessed.
To help you find more information about Queensland's early childhood education and care services including legislation, new regulations and financial help that may be available please go to
phone helplines, websites and email contacts.