Patterns of child care use and child care supply, before and since the Child Care Package

Stream: Child care package
Date: Monday, 9 September 2019
Time: 3.40 pm – 5.00 pm


Important insights about the Child Care Package are gained through analyses of the trends in use of child care, before and since the introduction of the package, and trends in the provision of care, as seen through information about the child care sector. This paper provides an overview of these trends, through analyses of Department of Education and Training administrative data, which is a key resource for this evaluation. The presentation will explore child care use among different cohorts of children, and for different types of child care. This will be complemented by information about trends in child care services.


Megan Carroll (Presenter), Australian Institute of Family Studies
Megan Carroll joined AIFS in 2016, and has been involved in data analysis for a range of projects across the Institute. She is currently working on the child care package evaluation, while her pervious work includes topics such as gambling and the household budget, and the experiences of young people leaving out-of-home care.