Children and youth

The department provides services for children and young people that span early childhood through to youth advocacy and support.

Early childhood education

The department licenses, registers or grants approval to operate services for children from birth through to school age.

Service providers that provide a safe environment and appropriate programs are governed by strict regulations.

Workforce qualifications and other requirements for some roles in childcare services.

Childcare services


Youth NSW

Youth NSW manages Youth Week in NSW and the NSW Government's Youth Opportunities program, supports the NSW Government's Youth Advisory Council and manages the NSW Government's youth mentoring program.


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