Approved service providers are not representative of one child care sector. Service providers can be a family day care scheme, child care centre, private agencies, council operated or community organisation.
Service operators are the management arm of the IHC structure, responsible for ensuring that the ‘service’ they establish and maintain is operating ethically and according to any relevant standards or regulations.
They also ensure financial stability and accountability while meeting the child care needs of the community.
Registered and approved services work under the Funding Agreement as set out by the Department of Education.