Children and Young People (ACT Childcare Services) Standards - Australian Capital Territory


You must comply with these standards if you are licensed to provide childcare services in the Australian Capital Territory.

The standards outline the mandatory standards for childcare services in regards to:

  • core operating procedures
  • centre based care
  • school age care
  • family day care
  • play schools
  • independent preschools

Please note that there are also standards under the national system which need your compliance.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Children and Young People Act 2008 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Children and Young People Regulation 2009 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Education Directorate

Children's Education and Care

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Enquiries

Children's Education and Care

Education Directorate

Australian Capital Territory
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6207 1114
Fax: 02 6207 1128
Website: Early Childhood Education and Care (Opens in new window)