This page includes resources for workplaces in the Early Childhood Education and Care industries on work health and safety, workers’ compensation and COVID-19.  

We also have information for the broader Education and Training industry.

The Early Childhood Education and Care industries provide education and care for infants or children, including:  

  • preschool education 
  • before and/or after school care services 
  • child care services 
  • childminding services 
  • children’s nursery operations, and 
  • family day care services. 

Services may be provided in a range of settings, such as child care centres, preschools and private homes. Generally, it involves facetoface interaction between carers and children. 

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