Media Release by The Hon Larry Anthony MP

Child Care Centre Accreditation Online

An internet site providing information on the accreditation status of long day care centres throughout Australia was launched today by Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony.

“For the first time ever, families will be able to get this information on the National Childcare Accreditation Council’s internet site,” Mr Anthony said.

“Parents making initial inquiries into child care arrangements will find this access most beneficial, as will families wanting to look at the status of their current child care centre.”

The list consists of long day care centres throughout Australia registered with the National Childcare Accreditation Council to participate in the Quality Improvement and Accreditation System (QIAS).

Under the Family Assistance Law, to be eligible for Commonwealth Child Care Benefit purposes all long day care centres must participate in the QIAS and improve the quality of child care in accordance with the requirements of the QIAS.

“Child care centres that have achieved accreditation have demonstrated quality in the approaches and care practices that they follow,” Mr Anthony said.

“The accreditation information will prove invaluable to Australian families looking for quality child care, and will provide proper recognition to those child care centres that strive for excellence.”

Related information
National Childcare Accreditation Council Inc