The following information is based on the Early Childhood Education and Care Services Census collected by the department.
Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services are provided to children aged 0 to 12 in the forms of:
- long day care
- limited hours care / occasional care
- state-delivered kindergarten
- outside school hours care
- family day care
- early childhood development programs (ECDPs).
The overall response rate for the 2023 Early Childhood Education and Care Services Census was 99.9%.
2019–23 data for all early childhood services
The department collects enrolment information by Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) service provider type. This information is available by age of children enrolled at the time of the Early Childhood Education and Care Services Census.
Information is also available by Indigenous status, disability and non-English speaking background (NESB).
2019–23 data for children enrolled at services
The department collects information regarding staff employed in the early childhood education and care sector. Information is available by type of service delivering care.
2019–23 data for staff at services