Educational program and practice

Educational program and practice of educators are child-centred, stimulating and maximise opportunities for enhancing and extending each child’s learning and development.

The aim of Quality Area 1 of the National Quality Standard is to ensure that the educational program and practice is stimulating and engaging, and enhances children’s learning and development. In school age care services, the program nurtures the development of life skills and complements children’s experiences, opportunities and relationships at school, at home and in the community.

Professional Support

NSW Family Day Care Association provides support to the Family Day Care and In Home Care sectors in NSW and Australia-wide. Our aim is to support and promote high quality programs and environments for children by developing the skills and knowledge of Family Day Care staff and educators.

If you have any questions related to your Family Day Care or, if you are looking for suitable training or professional support, call us 02 9779 9999.


Resources to help educators meet Quality Area 2 (Children’s Health and Safety) and Quality Area 3 (Physical Environment).

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PEAK Training calendar 2023

Peak Training

NSW Family Day Care Association is here to support and promote high quality programs and environments for children by developing the skills and knowledge of Family Day Care educators. You can easily enhance your professional development by booking into one of the short courses, run by our in-house Registered Training Organisation, PEAK Training.

PEAK Training is a Registered Training Organisation, offering nationally accredited and recognised training qualifications as well as professional development workshops for all service types in early education and care. We equip learners with the academic skills and knowledge required to experience the joy of working within the childcare industry.

PEAK Training is the training and education arm of NSW Family Day Care Association and is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and registered under the relevant legislation for RTOs under the 2015 National Standards. (RTO Number 90869)

We provide training to the entire early education and care sector.



Did you know that Quality Area 1 is the area of the National Quality Standard (NQS) that FDC services are most likely to be rated as ‘working toward’ or ‘meeting’ the NQS?

These resources are designed to help you improve your service practices in this key Quality Area.


General Resources

A wide offering of downloadables, useful links, advice and support for Educators and Services in Family Day Care.


Please visit our online shop to order this and many other useful resources which are delivered via post.

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