New educator to child ratios

Monday 4 January, 2016

Improved educator to child ratios started on 1 January 2016 for services in the ACT, NSW, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria. There are no changes in Tasmania and Western Australia where the ratios were already in place.

New ratios apply for:

  • children older than 24 months and younger than 36 months at centre-based services in NSW, Queensland and South Australia.
  • children older than 36 months up to and including preschool age for all centre-based services in Queensland and Victoria.
  • preschools in ACT, Northern Territory and South Australia.
  • family day care services in Queensland.

For more information and a summary of each jurisdiction’s ratio requirements click on the map on our ratios page.

Last updated on Monday 4 January, 2016