This section provides an overview of the key elements to consider when planning a new service. Choose from the topics below for more detailed information.
Planning your service
Learn about the first steps when planning an early childhood education and care service including understanding the legislation and governing bodies, and the different types of services.
Read an overview of the staffing requirements for early childhood education and care services.
Fees and funding
Learn about child care assistance, registering for the Child Care subsidy, and funding and support options.
Find out about the nationally approved learning frameworks for early childhood education and care services.
Display of information
Read about the information that must be displayed at an early childhood education and care service.
Local early childhood offices
To assist with your planning and questions there is an early childhood manager or officer located in number of Department of Education regional offices across Queensland.