The second quarter saw a growth rate of 0.30% in Australia’s education and care sector, with almost all states and some sub-sectors increasing the number of services. 86% of services were rated Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) ratings and above.
- The number of early learning services grew to 16,452 this quarter, with ACT registering the most significant growth.
- Only 178 new centres opened up this quarter—34.32% less than the previous quarter’s increase of 271 new centres.
- Outside of School Hours Care (OSHC) saw the most significant growth of 0.70% QoQ, to 4,601 services.