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Early Childhood Education

The Government funds the cost of children aged three, four and five to attend early childhood education (ECE) for up to 20 hours a week. This funding is called 20 Hours ECE and is available for up to six hours a day for children in approved programmes, which include early childhood education and care services such as:

20 Hours ECE affects the amount of Childcare Subsidy we can pay. If you are taking up 20 Hours ECE contact us so we make sure you are getting everything you’re entitled to.

The Childcare Subsidy may still be available if you need extra hours on top of 20 Hours ECE.

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