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Depending on the educator’s availability, Family Day Care can offer:

What is family day care?

  • Family day care can offer care during standard hours, evenings, before/after school, during school holidays, overnight and weekends.

  • Family day care can provide education and care for children from babies to school age;  offering the possibility for siblings to be cared for together, all in one location.

  • Family day care provides experiences which reflect the diversity of your community.

Family Day Care (FDC) is a flexible, regulated home-based children’s service for children from birth to 12 years of age. Small group care in a home environment provides an alternative to larger centre-
based care. The total number of children in care at any one time (including the educator’s own
children) must not exceed 7 children, with no more than 4 of these children being under school age.

Benefits of family day care

  • The home based setting provides a
    familiar, safe and secure learning environment.


  • Current research confirms the importance of strong relationships with significant adults to a child’s early learning; family day care’s small group environment facilitates strong bonds and promotes
    effective early learning and social development.

  • Full-time and part-time care.

  • Relief care.

  • Casual care.

  • Before and after school care.

  • Emergency and 24-hour care.

  • Rostered or rotating care.