Duty of care: Revenue continues to grow strongly due to increased government funding

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • More women rejoining the workforce after childbirth has strengthened demand for child care
  • The higher staff-to-child ratio requirement has been challenging for industry operators
  • Changing work patterns of families are forecast to affect day care centres' operating hours

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Roughly 1.2 million children aged 12 and under are expected to attend some form of government-approved or government-funded child care service in the Child Care Services industry over 2016-17. Government assistance has increased for parents wanting to put their children in formal care arrangements as they return to the workforce, which has aided the industry over the past five years. This assistance has helped drive industry revenue growth, with revenue expected to increase at an annualised 14.3% over the five years through 2016-17. The industry is expected to generate revenue of $12.4 billion in 2016-17, up 12.0% on the previous year due to higher fees and strong growth in government funding...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    A large number of small players make up The Child Care Services industry, suggesting that entry barriers are fairly low. Despite this, new entrants face several hurdles. In the case of those wishing to offer occasional care, the Federal Government has capped the number of places since 2000.

    Following the introduction of the NQF, which establishes national benchmarks for child care, industry regulation has become more onerous. The need to meet new national standards for staff ratios and qualification requirements is contributing to significant compliance costs for industry players, both existing and potential. In addition, there are other federal, state and local government regulations that must be met. For..

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    Additional Insights for the Child Care Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Child Care Services Industry are

  • Ability to alter mix of inputs in line with cost
  • Ability to take advantage of government subsidies
  • Compliance with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Level of social assistance and Females in the labour force in the Child Care Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Child Care Services Industry?

    Industry organisations provide child care services. Child care services are mainly provided for children under 12 years of age, and include long day care centres, family day care, occasional care, outside school-hours care and vacation care. Long day care centres providing early childhood education services as part of the government’s preschool program are included in the industry, but separate preschools are excluded.

    Industry Products
    Long day care
    Family day care
    Outside school-hours care
    Occasional care
    Industry Activities
    Childcare service provision
    Childminding centre operation (except home or school)
    Children's nursery operation (except preschool)
    Early learning centre operation

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Level of social assistance
  • Females in the labour force
  • Population aged 14 and younger
  • Labour force participation rate
  • Real household discretionary income

  • Current Performance
  • Industry changes
  • National Quality Framework
  • Profitability constraints
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Changing demand
  • Sustainable child care
  • Table: Child Care Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Child Care Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Catering Services
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
  • Newspaper and Book Retailing
  • Preschool Education
  • Toy and Game Retailing

  • Products & Services
  • Outside school-hours care
  • Long day care
  • Family day care
  • Occasional care
  • Chart: Child Care Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Children aged six to 12
  • Children aged three to four
  • Children aged zero to two
  • Children aged five
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Child Care Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Child Care Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Child Care Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Goodstart Early Learning LtdG8 Education Limited
  • Table: Goodstart Early Learning Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: G8 Education Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Child Care Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Child Care Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Approved Care Services
  • Those long day care, family day care, outside school-hours care and occasional care services approved by the government for the purposes of CCB.
  • Child Care Benefit (Ccb)
  • This is either an annual lump sum payment or a reduction in childcare fees throughout the year paid by the Australian Government to reduce the cost of childcare to parents.
  • Child Care Rebate (Ccr)
  • This is an additional payment to the CCB to help with out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Community-Based Centre
  • A non-profit childcare centre funded by the government that is designed to meet demand in particular communities.
  • Long Day Care Centre
  • A childcare centre that specialises in providing care for children during work hours.
  • Occupancy Rate
  • The number of possible places in a given childcare centre that is filled by children requiring care.
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