1307.8 - Australian Capital Territory in Focus, 2007  
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CHILD CARE

At August 2007, School age care and Long day care were the most used child care services in the ACT, with 6,092 and 6,078 places respectively. In comparison, in March 2006 there were 6,158 School age care places, and 5,659 Long day care places.


The total number of places in the ACT increased from 14,435 in March 2006 to 14,789 in August 2007. The total number of licences remained similar; 229 licenses in August 2007, compared with 228 in March 2006.

8.2 Child care services, ACT - August 2007

Current licences
Places
no.
no.

Family day care(a)
5
1 788
Independent preschools
8
410
Long day care
104
6 078
Play School
20
421
School age care
92
6 092
Total
229
14 789

(a) Family day care licences are issued to schemes and not individual places. Therefore each scheme can coordinate multiple places.
ACT Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services, Office for Children, Youth and Family Support, Children's Services Unit, Data available on request.


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