Child Care and Early Learning Compliance Framework

The Child Care and Early Learning Compliance Framework focuses on establishing and maintaining a consistent approach to compliance activities for service providers across the child care and early learning sector, given the substantial amounts of taxpayer money being paid to the child care sector.

The framework is based on high level principles that underpin the department's compliance approaches and activities associated with ensuring the integrity of child care and early learning programmes and child care payments, and is based on investing compliance effort on an analysis of the risk of non-compliance.

The aim of the Child Care and Early Learning Compliance Framework is to:

  • encourage, enforce and strengthen compliance in the child care and early learning sector to ensure public funds are spent properly and accountably
  • protect the integrity and reputation of the government, the department and the sector
  • provide assurance and confidence to the government, child care and early learning service providers, families and the community that the government's investment in quality child care and early learning is being spent fairly, equitably and for its intended purpose.