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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 1615 asked in the Legislative Council on 14 September 2023 by Hon Donna Faragher

Question Directed to the: Minister for Agriculture and Food representing the Minister for Early Childhood Education
Parliament: 41 Session: 1


(1) What is the total number of early childhood centres in Western Australia?
(2) How many early childhood centres recieved registration in:
(a) 2022; and
(b) 2023 (to date)?

Answered on 17 October 2023

The Department of Communities advises:

(1) As at 30 September 2023, there are 1357 approved services.


a. 82 services.

b. From 1 January to 30 September 2023, 71 services.



Approved services includes Long Day Care services, Family Day Care services and Out of School Hours Care services.

Services are granted service approval rather than ‘received registration'.