Choosing Care

Choosing Care
What are my childcare and early learning options? Australia's online child care portal:

Things to Consider When Choosing Child Care 
A list of considerations from Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority website .
See also the fact sheets and infographics on ACECQA's Starting Blocks website.

Child Care Access Hotline
For up-to-date information on child care services in your area, the types of care available and government help with the cost of care
Phone: 1800 670 305

Australian Government Department of Education
Information for Childcare centres and families about:
• Child Care for Families: Important information about child care for families.
• Early Childhood Education:Links to a range of important early childhood education initiatives.
• Child Care for Services:A comprehensive range of information on the support available for child care services.

Care for Kids
A website that provides information and contact details for parents looking for child care services. Includes a Vacancy Super Search and a facility to register free of charge for a vacancy alert. Also has a library of childcare articles and resources for parents.

Childcare Management Organisations


Big Fat Smile
Community preschools, playgroups and play centres for children up to five years of age.
Creative workshops and skoolzout – our recreation clubs – for children of school age.
Fantastic studio and outreach programs in the arts and sport for children of all ages.
Include Me programs so that every child can participate and grow.
Ph: 4283 9900 Email:
Address: Level 1, 98 Railway Street CORRIMAL NSW 2518

Illawarra Area Child Care
A not for profit, community owned organisation, which is responsible for the overall management of seven high quality accredited Long Day Care services, three high quality Occasional Care services and two high quality Multipurpose services catering for children aged 0 – 6 years..
Ph: 4223 1111
Address: 2/210 Shellharbour Road WARRAWONG NSW 2502



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