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Operating an early childhood education service

In this section

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Culturally relevant resources

    Culturally relevant resources including factsheets and videos.

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