Family Day Care

Family Day Care provides quality care for children up to 13 years of age and is a home-based child care service. The Coordination Unit work together as a team with Educators that are registered through the service.

All Educators must go through a stringent process to become an educator. Educators are passionate about providing an environment that creates opportunities for children to learn, to have fun, to be inspired and to have great learning outcomes that will support them as active learners in the future.

The children that attend a Family Day Care service will receive Education and Care in a small group. Educators must only have four children who do not attend school and three school-age children; this allows the Educator to have up to seven children at one time.

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As part of the program that Educators provide, they are able to take the children on fun excursions such as the library, the local school, playgroup, parks and other community based activities. If you would like to enrol your child or apply to become an Education, please ring the office and of the the team members will assist you.

The Family Day Care Coordination Unit:

  • Provides families with an Enrolment/Information pack to attend the service,
  • Assists parents to choose a suitable Educator,
  • Recruits, monitors, trains and supports Educators with their home based child care service,
  • Implements the National Law, the National Regulations, the National quality Standards and the Policies and Procedures to support these requirements,
  • Administers Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR), and implements the Family Assistance Law.

In Family Day Care, the hours of care may be flexible to assist with the family’s’ child care requirements. Family Day Care may be available on weekends or overnight if the family work commitments change.

Types of care provided include:

  • Full-time care
  • Part-time care
  • Casual care
  • Care for children of shift workers
  • Before/after school care