Media release: Additional support to help keep regional early learning services open

19 July 2023


Minister for Early Childhood Education

Minister for Youth


The Albanese Government is ensuring early childhood education and care services, receiving funding through the Community Child Care Fund (CCCF), have the business support and advice they need to stay open.

The $1.1 million Business Support Program will help CCCF supported services, including those in regional and remote areas and those with higher rates of First Nations children in care, by assisting them to become more financially viable and sustainable.

“We’re ensuring families can access quality early years education regardless of where they live in Australia,” Dr Aly said.

“The Business Support Program is the latest in a range of a targeted initiatives making it easier to operate early learning services in communities with a limited supply. 

“The program will enable services to make informed business decisions and implement fit for purpose business practices to improve their viability.”

Business advisors will support early childhood education services by helping identify and provide advice on ways to transition to more sustainable business or service delivery models.

Through the CCCF program, the Government helps early learning services address barriers to participation in early childhood education and care.

The $575 million CCCF program supports around 900 services across Australia, with around 60 per cent of this funding supporting services in regional and remote communities.  

For more information on the CCCF visit: Community Child Care Fund - Department of Education, Australian Government