Whilst the vast majority of Australian child care is provided by their own families in their own homes, in Australia, there are many professional child care centres, kindergartens, pre-schools, out of school hours care services and various forms of home based child care. Professional child care is mainly provided while parents work and for general child development in the birth to primary school age years.
Australian Federal, State and Local governments also support families with their child care.
CCNA is a voluntary non-profit national Australian child care association working for the betterment of all associated with the professional care of children. In addition, CCNA supports families and their children directly.