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.

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


The Education and Care Services National Regulations set the fees for children’s education and care services under the National Quality Framework (NQF) and these fees are indexed annually.

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Our sector

17,461 Approved services

15,937 Services rated

90% Meeting or above national
quality standard

7196 Approved providers

Data as at 1 January 2024.

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The Excellent rating

The highest rating a children's education and care service can achieve.

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Daily information updates on approved children's education and care services, providers and certified supervisors. 

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