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We are the state government authority that regulates early childhood services and schools. This work is done to ensure high-quality education services and high standards of competence and conduct by providers.

Our main functions are:

  • approving early childhood services
  • assessing and rating early childhood services
  • educating about compliance with the law
  • taking action if providers are not complying with the law
  • registering schools
  • reviewing the registration of schools.

For information about how we regulate early childhood services, see our Early childhood services regulatory and quality assurance framework.