Childcare Links


PreschoolsNSW- Education for Life
Preschools NSW is a website resource to enable families and people working with families to understand and search for not-for-profit, community-based preschools in NSW.


Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)
ACECQA guides the implementation of the National Quality Framework (NQF). The NQF establishes higher standards for all education and care services in Australia so children to age 13 years get the best possible start in life. The program sets levels of safety and quality to benefit all children and their families who use approved education and care services.

Family Day Care Australia
Ph: 1800 621 218
Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) is family day care's national peak body. Their role is to support, enhance and resource family day care services, and lead the way for family day care in the Australian child care industry.

NSW Family Day Care Association
Ph: 1800 670 305
Information about family day care schemes in your local area.


Working with Children Checks
A Working With Children Check is a prerequisite for anyone in child related work.

Child Care & Family Info Line
Ph: 1800 803 820
Information on all children's services, special emphasis on helping families with particular language, cultural or special needs.

Care for Kids
A website that provides information and contact details for parents looking for child care services.

Raising Children website
The Australian parenting website:-comprehensive, practical, expert child health and parenting information and activities covering children aged 0-8 years.

Children's Services Central
Children's Services Central is the professional support coordinator for children's services in NSW, providing training, support, mentoring and resourcing.

Early Childhood Australia
Ensures quality, social justice and equity in all issues relating to the education and care of children from birth to 8 years.

NSW Government Department of Family and Community Services (FACS)
FACS is responsible for social policies and support affecting society and the living standards of  families in NSW

Network of Community Activities
Ph: 02 9212 3244
For information on not-for-profit services available for school age children

National Out of School Hours Services Association
Everything you need to know about Before and After school care for your children. 

Active after School Communities
Fact sheets and activities to get children active after school

Mobile Resource Service Association
Information about the different types of mobile resource services and their availability.

Find a Babysitter
This website allows you to search by postcode and type of care required.  Beware, though, it is not free, there is an annual membership cost to use the site, including information about babysitting.

Open Colleges - Developing your career in Education and Childcare
Information about starting your childcare career.