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Welcome to Family Day Care

A Family Day Care service is a network of experienced and registered educators who provide care for other people’s children in their own homes. Educators have been carefully selected and supervised, and operate under the Education and Care Services National Regulations.

Educators and Services are assessed and rated against the National Quality Standard to ensure quality and continuous improvement. Children aged between the age of 6 weeks and 12 years are nurtured in a small group setting and through the Educators individualised programming, are encouraged to further develop their skills and knowledge.

For further information on any Family Day Care service within NSW, please call us on freecall: 1800 157 818, press ‘2’ and ask to speak to a Project Officer.


2016 Family Day Care Educator Diary now available!

NSW Family Day Care Association is presenting the Family Day Care Educator Diary for 2016.Diary 2016 cover

  • Especially designed for Family Day Care educators
  • Published by the NSW Family Day Care Association
  • Weekly NQS reminders and reflection questions
  • Designated space for learning experiences, outcomes and planning daily
  • EYLF tick boxes for every day
  • EYLF Learning Outcomes on each page
  • Member price: $27 plus postage ($7.99 if you order one, bulk postage discount available)
  • Non-member price: $37 plus postage ($7.99 if you order one, bulk postage discount available)

Order online via our web shop www.nswfdc.org.au/shop.

If you’re a member, make sure you’re logged in before purchasing. Educators, check with your service for login details or call 02 9779 9999.

Don’t miss out and order yours now!

Curious about how it looks?
here are some sample pages:

Sample Page Diary 2016

Diary 2016 - Weekly Planner 2 pages

Diary 2016 - Monthly Planner


Smart and Skilled

New Funded Training Package

PEAK Training has a new training package available for Early Childhood qualifications:

  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CH50133 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Funding possibilities available for Certificate III and Diploma
Funding is available through the NSW Department of Education’s Smart and Skilled program for Certificate III and Diploma. Eligibility criteria apply. PEAK Training has places available in your area. The discounted price students pay is:

  • $1,590 for Certificate III qualification*
    *This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Training can take place via correspondence mode with online learning support via PEAK Training’s e-learning website.

PEAK Training are offering the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification courses in a class group setting starting 2016. Classes will be in the PEAK Training Room at the NSWFDCA offices adjacent to Summer Hill Station Level 1, 1 Sloane Street, Summer Hill, NSW. Please contact PEAK Training for further details: 02 9779 9999 (option 1).

How to apply
For more information, eligibility criteria, available places and enrolment, contact info@peaktraining.net.au or phone PEAK Training on 02 9779 9999.

Download the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care enrolment form here.

Download the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care enrolment form here.

Fully-funded Certificate III training package

Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarships are available to NSW Social Housing Residents aged between 15-30 years who want to study the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Eligibility criteria can be found here or call PEAK Training for further details 9779 9999 (option 1).

More information
More information about the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care with Smart and Skilled can be found here in the Cert III Student Information Booklet.

More information about the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care with Smart and Skilled can be found here in the Diploma Student Information Booklet.

PEAK Training is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) of NSW Family Day Care Association. RTO number 90869.

FDC Services Education and Support Project


‘Child Swapping’ Compliance Brochure and Webinar

The Australian Government has changed the law around ‘child swapping’ in Family Day Care services. These changes affect approved FDC services and educators entitled to child care payments if their child is enrolled for care in an approved FDC service.

You can download the ‘Child Swapping’ information brochure here.

Webinars have also been held to explain the changes to the legislation and the related obligations of all persons operating within approved FDC services. A webinar recording will be available soon.

Compliance Self Assessment Tool

The Family Day Care Services Education & Support Project has created a Compliance Self-Assessment Tool. This comprehensive tool can assist all Family Day Care services in finding out if they have compliance issues they may be unaware of and what to do about it. Start your self-assessment here!

More about compliance for FDC can be found here.

About the Project

As you are aware changes in the 2014 Budget mean significant changes to funding for some Family Day Care services. Funding contracts under the Community Support Programme will finish and services have had to reapply for funds under tighter eligibility criteria. There is also a funding cap limiting how much Community Support Programme funding those services who are eligible can receive.

The Commonwealth Government has funded a transition support project: the FDC Services Education and Support Project to assist Family Day Care services nationwide. More information can be found on the project’s website fdcsupport.org.au.

NSWFDCA Training Calendar

From January 2016 NSWFDCA will be running their own Training Calendar with professional development courses for Family Day Care and the wider Early Childhood Education and Care sector. Find the calendar here.

Family Day Care Sector Development Program

Many Family Day Care  services across NSW have been forced to cut professional development training as a result of the removal of Community Support Programme operational funding. The NSW Family Day Care Association is organising a series of free professional development webinars, workshops, conferences and online toolkits. This program is funded by the NSW Department of Education as part of their Early Childhood Education and Care Sector Development Program and includes the following:

Sustainability Webinars

In December 2015 a free Sustainability Webinar was delivered by the NSW Family Day Care Association on three separate occasions for FDC services within NSW. The webinar helped demonstrate to services the sorts of actions required to meet the elements of QA3 relating to sustainability that can be made in an educators’ environment. A recording of the content of the webinar is now available (see below) for FDC services to access.


Free Child Protection Training – Identify and respond to Children and Young People at Risk

Educators within identified services who received an overall “Working Towards” Quality Improvement (QIP) rating will be offered four free full day accredited courses between November 2015 and June 2016. The training meets the standard required for Nominated and Certified Supervisors under the National Quality Framework. Participants will be provided with current information relating to Mandatory Reporting and responding to children at risk of harm. On satisfactory completion of an assessment task a Statement of Attainment will be issued.

Twenty two 3 hour Child Safe Professional Development Sessions

These sessions are specifically designed for FDC service staff to improve service capacity to become more child safe. They will be offered free to FDC service staff within 11 locations across NSW between February and March 2016.

Online FDC Child Safety Resource Kit

Ready for distribution in early 2016 this kit will provide a duel benefit to the Child Safe Development Sessions by enabling all FDC services to consider those elements of their operation that are key to becoming child safe organizations. The online tool will provide a clear understanding of the regulatory requirements around child safety.

Family Day Care Quality Improvement Toolkit

Ready for April 2006 this free toolkit will be hosted on line and thus can be added to over time. It will enable FDC services to learn about planning and documentation by observing best practice via photographs of learning environments shot at educators’ homes from services rated as exceeding the key elements of QA1. It will be highly visual and showcasing environments that can be established within an educators’ home along with tips and tricks for planning, documentation and critical reflection. Additionally the toolkit will include a short video presentation addressing elements of QA7 particularly policies and procedures.

Quality Creation in Family Day Care

Three one day conference events will be offered by the NSW Family Day Care Association in March and April 2016 in Sydney, Auburn and Kempsey. They will be aimed at exploring the Educational Program and Practice Area of the NQS being documentation and quality Interactions along with elements of QA3 relating to sustainability. The days will focus smaller groups to maximize group discussion and individual participation.

More information
For more information, please call the NSW Family Day Care Association on 02 9779 9999 or email info@nswfdc.org.au.

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This training has been provided by the NSW Department of Education as part of the Early Childhood Education and Care Sector Development Program.

Family Day Care Insurance

NSW Family Day Care Association has an alternative insurance option for Family Day Care educators and service providers.

Through a partnership with Marsh Advantage Insurance, a tailored product has been created which includes:
• Public Liability Insurance
• Personal Accident for Children
• Personal Accident for Educators

So if your insurance is up for review, why not contact Marsh Advantage for a quotation?

Please contact:
Christopher Basha on 02 8864 7335 or chris.basha@marshadvantage.com
Glynn Mullaney on 02 8864 7327 or glynn.mullaney@marshadvantage.com

Please refer to the information below for further details of the insurance offering.

Ansvar Policy Information

NSWFDCA Educator Insurance Application

Service Provider Insurance Application

Broker Profile – Chris Basha

Broker Profile – Glynn Mullaney

Training and Board Room hire

NSW Family Day Care Association has a Training and Board Room available for hire. Please click on the flyer below or contact Jenny or Kate via 02 9779 9999 for more information.


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