The Federal Department of Education and Training (DET)'s new Child Care Finder website was launched to replace the MyChild.gov.au website.
The Child Care Finder website will enable parents to easily search for long day care, family day care, in home care and outside school care opportunities in their area.
Those seeking childcare are able to tailor their search to cater for specific needs such as whether or not a service provides nappies, or lunch, and select opening hours which suit their needs.
Using an interactive map, parents are able to see ECEC services with and without vacancies in their area, choosing those which meet their needs. Also shown are the costs per day for services, and how services rank against one another in terms of the National Quality Framework.
The Child Care Finder can also notify parents, using push notifications to the parents’ phone, of when a vacancy at their preferred service becomes available.