Types of services

Early childhood education and care services can also be called child care services or children's services.

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Depending on their needs, parents can choose from a number of different types of services. The following types of education and care services require approval or registration:

  • preschools (including school-based preschools)
  • long day care
  • occasional care
  • mobile services
  • family day care
  • home-based care
  • out of school hours care (including after school hours care and vacation care)



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