COVID-19: Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package

On 2 April 2020, the Australian Government announced the "Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package".

Last Updated: 3:34 PM, 9 April 2020

Under the Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package, families will not be charged fees for Communities@Work’s Children’s Services bookings from Monday 6 April 2020 until the week ending 28 June 2020. This includes all Early Childhood Education and Care services: Child Care and Education Centres, Out of School Hours Care (Before and After School Care and School Holiday Programs), and Family Day Care.

We thank our dedicated educators and staff who are working to ensure this transition is as smooth as possible.

Please download our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document for more information.


We thank you for your understanding, support and patience during this time, and ask that as we continue to work through this situation, that should you have any questions or concerns, to please contact us directly. Communities@Work is committed to working through this with you and we are doing our very best to support children, families and educators.

If you have any questions or need help, please call our Children’s Services Enrolments Team on 1300 212 273 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday or email enrolments@commsatwork.org


Please visit our COVID-19 Information and Advice page for more information about Communities@Work’s response to the COVID-19 crisis; and for more information about the Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package, please refer to the Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.

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