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 and start of the school year, entitlement begins in August
  • Start of the school year and end of October break, entitlement begins after the October break
  • October break and 31 December, entitlement begins in after January
  • 1 January and 28 February, entitlement begins after Easter break