Family Day Care is a registered service providing care for a small group of children, aged up to 12 years.
Family Day Care is a home-based childcare service for children from birth to 12 years of age. It is approved by the Australian Government and eligible for child care subsidy and licensed by the State Government.
The service provides flexible hours and small groups with planned programs focused on helping children develop a sense of confidence, connect with their community and develop social skills.
The family day care service offers:
In 2017 City of Whittlesea Family Day Care was rated as EXCEEDING the National Quality Standard under the National Quality Framework. The National Quality Standard (NQS) sets a national benchmark for the quality of children’s education and care services across Australia.
Family Day Care Educators are qualified early childhood education and care professionals. All Educators:
They are also supported by Council’s Coordination Unit who are responsible for approving, supporting, training and monitoring Educators.
The coordination unit is made up of a team of qualified early childhood professionals and administration staff who are responsible for supporting, resourcing and monitoring Educators and the service they provide.
The Coordination unit provides:
Fees are charged at an hourly rate and are set independently by individual Educators under Council’s guidance.
You may be eligible for Child Care Subsidy after Centrelink assess the following:
The amount of subsidised child care you can access per fortnight applies to each child.
To find out if you are eligible:
Under the new 'No Jab, No Play' legislation, before enrolling a child, early childhood services will have to first obtain evidence that the child is:
'Conscientious objection' is not an exemption under the 'No Jab No Play' legislation.
Find out more about 'No Jab No Play'.