What do you want for your children?

It’s likely the same thing everyone wants for their children - good health, safety, positive learning experiences and the chance to grow and develop and reach their full potential.

And this is what you try to provide when you’re looking after them.

But many families can’t be with their children all day, every day - work, school and other obligations mean that we sometimes entrust our children to child care providers.

In addition to the obvious things like price, location and availability, there are many other things to consider when choosing a child care provider. The most important ones are the quality of the provider and how their services match your child’s needs. After all, even though you can’t be with your child all the time, you still want the best for them… all the time.

So how do you choose the best provider?

You start right here.

In this part of the site, you can learn about the different kinds of child care, how to find the best provider for your child and how you might be able to get help paying for child care.

We know that families play the most important role in preparing young children for school and for the rest of their lives. But child care providers are right there too in terms of their impact on children. Choosing the right child care provider could mean the difference between your child being ready for the first day of Kindergarten (and everything that comes after it) or not.

Explore the information and resources here so you can make the best choice for your child.