We support all governments and the education and care sector to realise the benefits of the National Quality Framework

The Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority works with all governments to provide guidance, resources and services to support the sector to improve outcomes for children.

What we do

Acecqa – The Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority

Information for parents about childhood education and care Visit Starting Blocks

News & Events

StartingBlocks.gov.au - Your first step into early childhood education & care - provides families with information about quality education and care. It’s a great starting point to: 

  • learn about children's …

Research & reports

 Our sector

15,919 Approved services

14,942 Services rated

79% Meeting or above
national quality standard

7294 Approved providers

Data as at 30 June 2019

For more stats view NQF snapshot

About Excellent Rated Services

The Excellent rating is the highest rating an education and care service can achieve

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About excellent rated services


National registers

The national registers contains information about approved education and care services, providers and certified supervisors

See national registers

ACECQA Newsletter

2018 Newsletter Issue 2 Image 3: Little boy playing on cup stilts

ACECQA’s monthly newsletters highlight the latest news and information on the National Quality Framework and the education and care sector.

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