Childcare and Economic Opportunity Fund

The NSW Department of Education is establishing the Childcare and Economic Opportunity Fund. The Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $15.9 billion Early Years Commitment – its 10-year plan to transform early childhood education and development for NSW families and give every child the best start in life. 

The Childcare and Economic Opportunity Fund will provide $5 billion over 10 years to target known barriers to families accessing quality, affordable early childhood education and care. It will provide incentives to early childhood education and care providers to enable them to innovate, expand, and offer more places for young families, where and when they need it – close to home or work.   

We want to hear from you about the main issues currently faced by the early childhood education and care sector.  This will help us prioritise future initiatives. 

Please note: when we use the term 'early childhood education and care,' we are referring to long day care, community and mobile preschools, family day care, outside school hours care and in-home care.

Have your say

The survey has 5 questions and will take only a few minutes to complete.

There will also be an opportunity to provide your contact details if you would like to participate in future consultation opportunities.

We will collect responses to this survey until  Friday 14 October 2022.

Once the consultation is complete, we will review all responses and publish a report on the findings.  

Thank you for your input.

The information requested on this form is being collected by the Department of Education. The department will use the information for the following purposes:

  1. Support design for the Childcare and Participation Fund

  2. Run consultation groups to support design for the Childcare and Participation Fund.

Provision of this information is voluntary, however, if you do not provide all of any of the information requested, it may mean that you are not contacted regarding future consultation opportunities.

The NSW Department of Education will treat your responses confidentially and will not pass them on to any third party, unless required by law.

You have the right to access and correct the information you provide. If you wish to do so, please contact

If you’d like to request more information, please contact the Early Years Commitment team at

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