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.
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.