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Childcare & Education

What is the childcare in Sydney like?

The System of Childcare in Australia may be quite different to the system in your home country. There is a high demand for childcare in Sydney and prices at Child care centers can vary. View costs here

Long day care

Long day care centers provide full time or part time for children from six weeks to five years. Care is usually available from 8:00 - 18:00. Most of the care centers have waiting lists.

Family Day Care

Family day care provides home based childcare for children aged six weeks to five years. This can be on a full time or part time basis. As children are cared for in small "family" groups in carefully supervised private homes.

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What can you tell me about the school system in Sydney?

NSW Public Schools

In Australia, children attend primary school (years K-6) and secondary school (years 7-12). School education is compulsory for all children between the ages of six and 15 years. Where you live in Sydney determines the school your child will attend. Once you have found accommodation, you should enroll your child at school. For all details contact the NSW Department of Education and Training. The state education system (i.e. government schools) is mostly co-educational. It is not always possible to arrange enrollment at a boys only or girls only school as often there are long wait lists.

If you are intending to bring school age children with you, you should be aware that you will need to pay fees for primary and/or secondary schooling, including an application fee if you hold a temporary 457 visa. If you hold a permanent residency visa (PR visa) you do not have to pay school fees. This is the case only in New South Wales.

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