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.

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.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources Important
Comply All Children and Young People (ACT Childcare Services) Standards - PDF (Opens in new window) Important

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.