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IPART has been 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).

For this review we will monitor and report 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.

IPART is also currently undertaking a review of early childhood education and care affordability, accessibility, and consumer choice. Where possible we will leverage the information and findings from this review in the IMMR.

Key contact
Heather Dear