A preschool or kindergarten programme is a structured, play based learning programme, delivered by a qualified teacher in the year or two before commencing full time schooling. The programme may be delivered in standalone preschools or kindergartens as well as preschools or kindergartens that are part of a school. These services may be located at private preschool centres, long day care centres or local community venues, co-located with a school or may be integrated as part of a school.

Services can update their preschool’s or kindergarten's information either using the National Quality Agenda (NQA) IT System or by downloading and completing a ‘SA12 - Notice of Change to Information About an Approved Service' form available on the Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) website.

The National Quality Framework (NQF) rating for your preschool or kindergarten is displayed on the National Register on the ACECQA and MyChild websites.

The preschool or kindergarten information available on MyChild includes state-run and standalone preschools or kindergartens in NSW, Vic, Qld, SA, NT and the ACT. If your service is located in one of these states or territories and does not appear on the MyChild website please email mychild@dss.gov.au (link sends e-mail) and provide your service name, address, Child Care Benefit Approval ID, Service Approval Number.

Please email mychild@dss.gov.au (link sends e-mail) and provide your service name, address, Child Care Benefit Approval ID, Service Approval Number.

Preschool or kindergarten information available on MyChild includes state-run and standalone preschools or kindergartens in NSW, Vic, Qld, SA, NT and the ACT. Child Care Benefit approved Long Day Care services that provide kindergarten or preschool programmes are displayed on MyChild and can be accessed using the ‘Find a Child Care Service’ search facility.

Please contact the preschool or kindergarten service directly for enquires regarding vacancy or fee information.

To find more information regarding preschool or kindergarten programmes in your state or territory, please contact the Department of Education and Training in your state and territory or contact your local council or community organisation within your area.

Information about the National Quality Framework and National Quality Standard is available on the ACECQA website. You may also contact the regulatory authority in your state or territory. Regulatory Authorities administer the NQF and their contact details can be found on the ACECQA website Regulatory Authorities page.