Children and youth
The department provides services for children and young people that span early childhood through to youth advocacy and support.
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.
- Locate a childcare service in your area.
- Information about the range of childcare services and where to get started.
- Parents and families have options to help
with the cost of using of using a childhood education and care service.
- Find out about community-based preschools.
- Search for your nearest NSW community-based preschool.
- Find your nearest government preschool and great tips to help you and your child starting at preschool.
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.