The way families find children's education and care is changing

From 7 February 2022 service fees, vacancies, quality ratings and inclusions will be published on our Starting website.

This information will stop being published on the Child Care Finder website. 

You may wish to start letting your families know about this change now.

Starting helps parents choose the best education and care for their family.  Families can: 

  • find local services and view their quality ratings
  • get information and advice about education, children’s development, and parenting. 

Having this information in one place helps parents choose the best early childhood education and care for their family. 
What is changing for providers and services?

You must still report your fees and information as required by Family Assistance Law through the Provider Entry Point (PEP) or your third-party software. When reporting your fees you must report: 

  • current hourly or session fees before CCS, discounts or reductions  
  • any changes to fees (within 14 days of the change). 

 For help see the task card on reporting fees in the PEP or contact your software provider.  

What do providers and services need to do?

We’ll provide more information and resources to share with staff and families in the weeks and months ahead.

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