Approval stage two

Getting approved for Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

Being approved as a family day care service in your state/territory does not automatically entitle you to administer and receive Child Care Subsidy (CCS).

New providers seeking Child Care Subsidy (CCS) approval will need to apply to the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training and must meet eligibility requirements.

To apply for CCS Provider Approval, providers must submit an online application through the Provider Entry Point (PEP). Applicants will use the PEP to communicate with the department about their application and to submit any additional information that may be requested as part of the assessment process.

For more information click here.

Family Day Care Insurance

When a Service becomes ‘operational’, ie either operating with service approval only or after receiving CCB approval, they are required to hold an operational policy.

For more information on obtaining family day care insurance for your service click here.

Community Support Programme (CSP)

The Community Support Programme (CSP) assists child care providers to establish or maintain viable services in parts of the country where they might not otherwise be viable or able to meet the unique requirements of the community, such as in disadvantaged or regional and remote areas.

For information in relation to CSP please visit:

Department of Education website - CSP infomation page

The National Quality Framework

Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) has developed a series of videos explaining the National Quality Framework.

The videos can be viewed by accessing the ACECQA website.