Service providers Page ContentOffering a safe, fun and supportive environment for children to learn and grow, the thousands of services that make up the early childhood education and care sector in Queensland deliver vital programs and services to their communities.Read more about operating an early childhood service, including legislation, funding support and delivering an approved kindergarten programs (some links will take you to the Queensland Government or department websites):Legal requirements for education and care providers in Queensland - read about the legislation, if any, that applies to your service. National Quality Framework - includes information about approvals and certificates, operational requirements, the assessment and rating process, and resources (applies to kindergarten, long day care, outside school hours care, pre-Prep and family day care services).Education and Care Services Act 2013 - includes information about approvals, operational requirements, learning frameworks, building standards and physical environment, and resources. Check whether your service is regulated under the ECS Act.Published enforcement and compliance actions - list of enforcement actions taken against services which are not compliant with the National Quality Standard.Grant funding programs - read about funding to support the delivery of quality early childhood development programs, including kindergarten. QGrants - information about the grants management system.Kindergarten programs in Queensland - read about delivering a Queensland Government-approved kindergarten program, including enrolment, valuing diversity, embedding Indigenous perspectives and interpreting support. Pre-prep in Indigenous communitiesEarly years services funding - includes information on how to register for and receive grant funding via QGrants.Privacy deed poll - read about your obligations around collecting, using, handling, distributing and disclosing personal information.Reports and best practiceSleep learning for early education professionals (SLEEP) - resources for educatorsAustralian Early Development Census - data collected nationally every 3 years to find out how children are developing by the time they reach school.Early Childhood Education and Care Services Census - data collected yearly from Queensland service providers.Successful transitions - statewide approach to supporting children to successfully transition to school.Framework for integrated early childhood development - information about an integrated approach to early childhood service delivery which helps families access a range of children and family services.Stay up to dateRead the latest news and publications from the Early Childhood Education and Care division - includes past NQF and ECS e-bulletins and QKindy magazine.Subscribe to the A to Z of Early Childhood e-newsletterNeed some help?Phone helplines, websites and email contacts to help you find more information to help you deliver a quality early childhood program, including legislation, new regulations and financial help that may be available.Childcare and education industry associationsContact us if you have more questions, or feedback or suggestions about our service and performance. ResourcesQuality in family day careWatch our latest videos on quality in family day care services and discover the elements to consider when choosing a service.