Australian Childcare Centres

Working parents: our jobs are flexible, so why can’t our childcare be?
World Economic Forum
29 November 2016

Say “infrastructure” and you might think of roads. Or perhaps pipes. Pipes carrying water, gas, electricity. Buses carrying commuters to work. Cables, concrete, bridges, tunnels.

There’s another kind of infrastructure, though, which is equally essential. It’s infrastructure that is fundamental to the rest of the economy. In particular, it’s critical to enable the economic participation of women. It’s childcare infrastructure: the formal paid systems or loose family networks that allow women at the peak of their economic and fertile capacity to work. Without childcare infrastructure, half the populace is effectively prevented from full participation in economic, social and public life.

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Mychild.gov.au Australia’s Online Childcare Portal.

On this website you will find information on different types of child care and how to get assistance with the cost of child care. You can also search a database to find child care centres in your local area. In many cases, you will also be able to find the services’ vacancy and fee information.

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