• Coronavirus (COVID-19) phone line

    Advice for early childhood staff and service providers to ask questions or provide feedback on Department services, call 1800 338 663, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

  • Early childhood education and service operations

    Information about closures, the return to on-site learning, excurions and meeting educator-to-child ratios

  • Health and hygiene

    Advice about physical distancing, maintaining good health and hygiene and actions for suspected cases among staff, children or parents

  • Wellbeing webinars

    You are invited to participate in a series of free webinars focused on educator wellbeing, designed for all teachers and educators working with young children.

  • Supporting parents, children and vulnerable families

    Advice and resources to support vulnerable children and families, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and refugee backgrounds

  • Visitors to services

    Guidelines that support early childhood education and care staff to appropriately manage visitors to services

  • Administration, funding and support

    Information on kindergarten funding packages, kindergarten inclusion and initial teacher education support, annual confirmation, and assessment and rating review processes, reports and visits

  • Learning from home

    Families should be encouraged to return to on-site learning and children should be welcomed back to kindergarten programs

  • Service and provider updates

    Subscribe to be included in the next communication to the early childhood sector with updates from the Department

  • Latest advice

    Advice from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, the key decision making committee for health emergencies