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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 Coordination Units 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.


40th AGM and Professional Development Forum

2015 marks 40 years for NSW Family Day Care Association.  To help us celebrate this milestone you are invited to our 40th AGM and Professional Development Forum.

This year, our forum will be a festivity of everything Family Day Care. The celebration will include five keynote speakers, our AGM, lunch, morning and afternoon tea and an amazing cocktail party with stunning harbour views and fabulous canapés.

We are very excited that we have now finalised the program for the 40th AGM and Professional Development Forum. We can announce some very inspiring and exciting keynote speakers. Please download the Program Booklet here.

Pullman Quay Grand
Circular Quay, Sydney
1-2 September 2015 

$300 all-inclusive for 2 days
$150 per day

Don’t miss out – places are limited!

Registrations for the NSWFDCA annual Professional Development Forum are now open. Please find the registration form here.

To register you can:

The form can be signed with a digital signature. Just follow the prompts when you click on the signature box(es). It only takes a minute to set it up.

We would like to thank our sponsors and exhibitors for their generous involvement in the Forum.

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2015 Educator Diary

The  2015 Educator Diary is still available. It has now been discounted by $10.

It contains

  • a weekly NQS reminder and NQS question
  • daily EYLF outcomes tick boxes
  • daily ‘safety checklist completed’ tick box
  • monthly planners with EYLF and My Time, Our Place reminders
  • National Quality Standards, EYLF and My Time, Our Place
  • and much more…
Please find the order form here  or call 02 9779 9999 to order.

Here is a sample page of the 2015 Educator Diary:

Smart and Skilled

New (Partially) Funded Training Package

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

  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Funding possibilities available for Certificate III
Funding is available through the NSW Department of Education’s Smart and Skilled program for Certificate III. 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.

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. Or download the enrolment form here.

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

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

Family Day Care Services Education and Support Project

As you are aware changes in the 2014 Budget will mean significant changes to funding for some family day care services. Funding contracts under the Community Support Programme will finish and services will need to reapply for funds under tighter eligibility criteria. There will also be a funding cap limiting how much Community Support Programme funding those services who are eligible can receive. All of this will happen from July next year.

The Commonwealth Government has funded a transition support project: the FDC Services Education and Support Project to assist services between now and July 2015. More information can be found on the project’s website fdcsupport.org.au.

How will the project assist your service?

The project will offer:

  • information sessions (face to face and by webinar) to understand the new eligibility criteria for the Community Support Programme, including a written guide.
  • research into effective FDC business models. This research will then be presented to services via training sessions and practical workbooks.
  • individual support for  services that need it.

Short Training Courses Calendar

Professional Services is running a series of short training courses in Summer Hill from April until October. These courses are open to all service types in early education and care.

Preparing for an Assessment Visit: What to See, Say and Show
Dates: 7 July, 4 August, 1 September and 6 October
All sessions run from 9.30 – 12.30
Cost: $75.00

Quality Improvement Plans – Developing and Writing a QIP
Dates:  14, 18 August, 24 September and 13 October
All sessions run from 9.30 – 12.30
Cost: $75.00

Telling the Story of Children’s Learning
Dates: 29 September
All sessions run from 9.30 – 12.30
Cost: $75.00

Sustainable Environments
Dates: 30 July and 25 August
All sessions run from 9.30 – 12.30
Cost: $75.00

Refresher: Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk
Dates: 30 June, 15 September, 27 October
All sessions run from 9.30 – 12.30
Cost: $75.00

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk CHCPRT001 (Child Protection)
Dates: 23 July, 13 August, 8 September and 22 October.
All sessions run from 9.00 – 4.00
Cost: $180.00

There are limited places in these courses, to find out more and save your place click here

Family Day Care Insurance

NSW Family Day Care Association is now providing a new insurance option for family day care educators.


  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Personal Accident for Children
  • Personal Accident for Educators
  • Family Day Care Service Provider Insurance

So if your insurance is up for review, why not give us a call for a competitive quote?

This Insurance is brought to you in collaboration with Marsh Advantage Insurance (broker) and Ansvar (insurer).
Please contact Chris Basha on 02 8864 7335 or Glynn Mullaney on 02 8864 7327.

Please refer to the information below for details:

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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