Finding early childhood education and care

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, and
  • prepare them for primary school

When you start looking for early childhood education and care, it can help to know: