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Regulation, assessment and rating

Early Childhood Education Directorate has regulatory responsibility to raise quality and drive improvement in NSW early education and care services.

Setting up a new service

To operate an education and care service in NSW, you will need to apply for provider approval and service approval.

Policy and procedure guidance for ECE services and providers

Policies, procedures and guidelines to help early childhood education and care services and providers ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of children.

Grants and funded programs

Our programs are designed to help services meet the goals of the National Partnership Agreements on universal access to early childhood education.

Making services accessible for all children

We are committed to ensuring that children in NSW can participate in quality ECE, no matter where they live or what their circumstances are.

Transition to School

A range of resources and programs are available to help children and families during this time.


Read the latest news and articles from the Early Childhood Education Directorate.

Emergency Planning, Management, Response and Recoveries

Information and resources to help you identify, prepare for and manage emergencies at your service, including bushfires.

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