Early childhood education and care review

NSW Government wants to improve affordability, accessibility, and consumer choice in early childhood education and care.

In June 2022, the NSW Government announced the Early Years Commitment, a $15.9 billion investment over 10 years in the NSW Early Childhood Education and Care sector.

The NSW Government wants to ensure that the investment from this program results in improved outcomes for children and families. To do so, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has been asked to review the market for existing services in NSW, fees and costs and recommend ways to improve affordability, accessibility and consumer choice.

The draft Terms of Reference for IPART's review covers early childhood education and care for children from birth to 12 years old across all service types (community and mobile preschool, family day care, long day care, NSW Department of Education preschool, occasional care, and out of school hours care - playgroups are excluded).

Tell us what you think

IPART is seeking your feedback on the draft Terms of Reference to ensure our review has an appropriate scope.

Submissions and the survey will close on Tuesday, 10 January 2023.

Feedback and submissions will help us confirm the scope of the review and may result in a recommendation to the Minister to change the Terms of Reference if required.

There will also be further opportunities next year to participate in the review. At this stage we are only seeking feedback on the Terms of Reference.

Thank you for your feedback

This engagement is now closed. Thank you for participating and sharing your thoughts and ideas. We are currently reviewing your feedback.

NSW Government wants to improve affordability, accessibility, and consumer choice in early childhood education and care.

In June 2022, the NSW Government announced the Early Years Commitment, a $15.9 billion investment over 10 years in the NSW Early Childhood Education and Care sector.

The NSW Government wants to ensure that the investment from this program results in improved outcomes for children and families. To do so, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has been asked to review the market for existing services in NSW, fees and costs and recommend ways to improve affordability, accessibility and consumer choice.

The draft Terms of Reference for IPART's review covers early childhood education and care for children from birth to 12 years old across all service types (community and mobile preschool, family day care, long day care, NSW Department of Education preschool, occasional care, and out of school hours care - playgroups are excluded).

Tell us what you think

IPART is seeking your feedback on the draft Terms of Reference to ensure our review has an appropriate scope.

Submissions and the survey will close on Tuesday, 10 January 2023.

Feedback and submissions will help us confirm the scope of the review and may result in a recommendation to the Minister to change the Terms of Reference if required.

There will also be further opportunities next year to participate in the review. At this stage we are only seeking feedback on the Terms of Reference.

Thank you for your feedback

This engagement is now closed. Thank you for participating and sharing your thoughts and ideas. We are currently reviewing your feedback.