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About FDC

A Family Day Care service is a network of experienced and registered educators who provided care for other people’s children in their own homes. Educators have been carefully selected supervised and operated under the Education and Care Services National Regulations, the Children (Education and Care Services National Law Application) Bill 2010. Educators and Coordination Units are also assessed and rated against the National Quality Standards 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’ individualized programming, are encouraged to further develop their skills and knowledge.

Family Day Care is:

  • Flexible
  • A small group setting in a family environment
  • 1 consistent educator
  • Can offer out of hours care/overnight care
  • Can offer holiday care
  • Can offer before and after school care

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 Support Officer.


Educator fees

Educators are running their own small business and are able to set their own fees.

Child Care Benefit

If you are working, studying or training you may be eligible for subsidized childcare from the Australian Government – Child Care Benefit (CCB). To see if you qualify contact the Family Assistance office (FAO)

Child Care Tax Rebate

If families qualify for CCB they may also be eligible for the 50% Child Care Rebate (CCR).

Who to Contact
For details of your local Family Day Care service contact a Support Officer on 1800 157 818 press 2 for FDC or see our Postcode search.

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