Types of Childcare

Finding the type of child care which best suits your child and your family’s needs is an important factor in the successful placement of your child in a children’s service.

The type of childcare which suits your family’s needs will depend on many factors. These could include:

  • the hours of care you require
  • the age and interests of your child
  • your educational philosophy
  • whether you work full-time or part-time
  • whether you need regular or occasional care
  • the geographic location of the service

Having an understanding of the difference in service types may help you in your decision making. The Family & Community Services - Child Care website contains current information on:

  • regulatory requirements
  • age range
  • hours & days
  • enrolment patterns
  • holiday periods
  • minimum staffing levels
  • staff training
  • child care benefit
  • NCAC accreditation
  • Management