Caring for kids

Sydney is a family-friendly city with residents and non-residents who work in our local area able to choose from a wide variety of government, private and community child care centres and related services.

In this section you'll find information about the City of Sydney's child care centres, kindergartens, preschools, playgroups, after-school care services and vacation care programs.

Meeting future demands

In 2019, the City commissioned and published an analysis of child care needs across the local area now and into the future. The report was completed in partnership with Families at Work, and provides an update to the 2013 study.

The analysis covers centre-based child care, long day care, preschool, occasional care and home-based care.

The report includes interviews and surveys with providers and users of child care in our area. We thank participants for their responses. These will help us to support the needs of families in our area.

Other services for children

Rock, Rhyme and Storytime

Young children aged up to 5 years can take part in Rock, Rhyme and Storytime, held at the City of Sydney libraries. The sessions introduce children to the world of books, music and craft.

Child care finder

The federal government's child care finder will help you find local centre-based day care, family day care, in-home care and outside school hours care.


For more information about children's services provided in the City of Sydney's local area, please contact:

Irene Fakas
Manager, Child and Family Services
02 9246 7884

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Child Care Needs Analysis 2019 PDF 5.5 MB Download

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Last updated: Friday, 10 July 2020