The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has examined the price and availability of childcare services, how households select childcare services and the impact of Government contributions in its interim report, published today.
It draws on information collected from a range of childcare providers around Australia as well as a national voluntary survey of more than 4,000 parents and guardians who use childcare services.
“Childcare plays a vital role in Australian society, with more than one million Australian families using childcare last year,” ACCC Chair Gina Cass-Gottlieb said.
“We have spent the past six months collecting information to gain insights into what is important to families when selecting and using childcare, and what factors contribute to the price and availability of childcare in different areas.”
Access the full ACCC report online.