What is Family Day Care?
Family Day Care is an approved form of childcare that is provided in the family
day care educator’s own home. Family day care educators are early childhood
education and care professionals, registered with a family day care service that
is responsible for approving, supporting, training and advising its educators.
Educators adhere to the principles of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
and follow the National Quality Framework guidelines
How does Family Day Care work?
Educators are registered early childhood professionals who work out of
their own homes, providing high quality care and education to small
groups of children.
Educators care for groups of up to 4 children not attending school and up
to a total of 7 children under 13, which includes the educator’s own
children if any.
Educators work in partnership with our coordination unit who provide
regular visits to monitor the children’s progress and provide professional
Educators create your own unique learning environment and an
individualized program plan for each child.
Flexible care options including full or part-time care, casual, holiday care
and before and after school care are available.
Educators embrace a diversity of languages and cultures to meet the
needs of all children.
What do I need to become an educator?
A minimum qualification of Certificate III in Children’s Services or a higher
qualification such as a diploma or degree in early childhood.
Working With Children’s Check clearance
HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and
care setting, current CPR certificate
Provider Digital Access RA (Registration Authority) Number
Maintain current public liability insurance
Obtain an Australian Business Number (ABN)
Ability to provide a safe and educational learning environment
Assessment of your child care skills
Inspection of your house to assess the suitability of family day care
A house with a suitably-sized backyard for children to use and permission
from your landlord to run a service if you are in a rental property
Glass Safety Certificate for all glass surfaces and windows
Fire eavcuation Diagram
Fire Safety Certificate for smoke alarm, fire extinguisher, and fire blanket