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Family Day Care

Family Day Care is for children up to 13 years old and is set in the homes of professional Educators.

Ideal for those with after-hours commitments

Council’s Family Day Care Coordination Unit offers flexible hours and ensures quality education and care for children in a safe, enjoyable home environment. This day care is:

  • Available outside standard working hours, including overnight and weekends
  • For anyone who lives or works within the Cumberland region
  • Facilitated by Educators who are fully checked, registered and work to the highest standards

About Council’s Family Day Care

Warm, supportive home environments

Family Day Care is recommended for parents and guardians who have commitments or work outside of regular business hours – including nights and weekends.

It is held within safe, supportive family environments where your child will get the full attention of a professional educator.

Children from different cultures and backgrounds are warmly welcomed.

How Council monitors Family Day Care

Assessments are made by the Australian Children’s Education Care Quality Authority

The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care also provides best practice benchmarks for the service.

The assessment process recognises the strengths and areas where improvements can be put in place. It involves educators, staff, children, families and management.

Types of activities

Your child will play and learn in small groups of children within a home-style environment.

Educational and play-based programs are based around the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care. 

Educators work closely with every child.

Becoming a Family Day Care Educator

If you are interested in becoming a Family Day Care Educator, please download the Family Day Care Educator Brochure (3.14 MB) and complete an application online.

Further information or assistance

For further information or if you need help with the process, call Council’s Children, Youth & Families team on 02 8757 9076.