Finding early childhood education and care
Finding an early childhood education and childcare service for your child is an important decision. Information on your options and enrolling in a service.
Early childhood education and care is any service that cares for children before primary school. This includes day care, child care and preschool.
Choosing an early childhood education and care service is an important decision. It can help your child:
- with language development and vocabulary
- develop fine motor and sensory skills
- learn social skills and make friends
- create a lifelong passion for learning
- prepare them for primary school.
When you start looking for early childhood education and care, it can help to know:
- the different types of care available
- what to look for when selecting a service
- how to enrol your child
- the vaccination requirements for enrolment.