IPART was commissioned by the Minister for Education and Early Learning to undertake an independent market monitoring review (IMMR) of the childcare sector market under section 5(1) of the Childcare and Economic Opportunity Fund Act 2022 (CEOF Act).
We have completed our 2023 review and reported our findings on:
- areas where there are childcare supply shortages or where there are higher barriers to parents participating in the workforce because of the affordability or accessibility of childcare, and
- the state of the childcare sector, including workforce, pay and conditions and quality standards in the childcare sector.
We submitted our report to the Minister for Education and Early Learning on 19 December 2023.