Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Information, support and guidance about Coronavirus (COVID-19) for the children’s education and care sector and families.

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

Find Child Care Family Helpline – 1800 291 041

A national toll free helpline is now available to assist families to find an early childhood education or child care service during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Service and temporary closure information

A new mapping tool displaying the open/closed status of approved early childhood education and care services across Australia.


Latest news

Access the latest news and government updates about Coronavirus (COVID-19).


Resources for vacation care services

Resources to assist vacation care services in planning and providing their programs to meet the requirements of health advice for COVID-19.


Supporting educator wellbeing

This information sheet and key resources can be shared with your team to help you build and support your educators’ wellbeing through these challenging times.


Risk assessment and management

This resource is a useful guide to risk assessment and management for education and care services during COVID-19.


Emergency notifications and applications

A handy reference guide to using the NQA IT System for incident notifications, emergency applications for waivers and suspensions, and notifications of change of operating hours during COVID-19.


Information for families and activities to do at home

StartingBlocks.gov.au is providing information for families seeking tips on activities to do at home and/or education and care services for their children while their usual service is closed.


Modifications to ACECQA’s supervised professional experience requirements

Information about supervised professional experience requirements for final year initial teacher education students in 2020.


First aid training during COVID-19

Information about changes to first aid training during Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.


ACECQA Newsletter

Our newsletter includes key information and resources about COVID-19 to best support education and care services and families.