Primarily aimed at 0-6 year olds, long day care is usually based in a centre and the education and care programs are created around the developmental needs, interests and experience of each child.
Long day care centres typically operate for at least eight hours a day on normal working days for a minimum of 48 weeks per year.
Long day care services may also offer kindergarten programs.
Long day care services are centre-based education and care services (child care) that operate under the National Quality Framework. Long day care services must meet the requirements of:
Long day care services are assessed and rated as part of the National Quality Framework. For more information, see:
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