Early Learning and Childcare Eligibility

When will my child become eligible for early learning and childcare?

Your child's eligibility to early learning and childcare depends on their birthday.

If your child's third birthday falls between:

  • 1 March to the end of September, entitlement begins in August or shortly after your child's third birthday
  • 1 October to 31 December, entitlement begins in January
  • 1 January and 28 February, entitlement begins after Easter break.


Find out about early learning and childcare for eligible two-year olds