Family Day Care or Home Based Care

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Children playing together with toys.

Family Day Care is a unique, flexible home-based education and care service that offers a warm, safe, secure and stimulating home environment catering for children from 6 weeks to primary school age.

Every child deserves a great start in life. Give your little one the chance to thrive and enrol them now with our education and care services. Our centres foster a lifelong love of learning in an inclusive and nurturing environment. Let's give our next generation the best start for a bright future.


Family Day Care philosophy(PDF, 51KB) is a mission statement identifying our beliefs and our reasons behind our practices. Our philosophy has been influenced by staff, children and families that utilise the service and reflects on current practises in the child care field. Parents are welcome to have input into our philosophy at any time.

Our educational program

We provide a high quality educational program(PDF, 136KB) which includes portfolios, reflective diary, projects, group experience and flexible routines.

Family Day Care Educators

Our Family Day Care program has been delivering an exceptional service to children and families for over 30 years. Our team of qualified educators, provide quality care and professional educational programs.

Our educators operate under the Education and Care Services National Regulations and are supported by Our Family Day Care Coordination unit.

Would you like to know more information about our Family Day Care educators?

Look at the individual child care service details

How much does Family Day Care cost?

Our educators work under a deregulated fee system where, as service operators, they set their own fees according to the services provided. Refer to our fee schedule below. You may be able to claim Child Care Subsidy (CCS) to reduce your fees.

Fee Schedule

 Permanent Bookings
 Core/Outside hours   $9.40 - $15.35
 Before/After School care   $9.65 - $15.85
 Saturday/Sunday   $9.95 - $26.50
 Casual Bookings
 Core/Outside hours   $9.65 - $19.50
 Before/After School care   $10.05 - $17.00
 Saturday/Sunday   $10.00 - $28.60
 Additional Fees
 Public Holiday   $10.20 - $33.75
 School Holiday care   $10.05 - $16.85


A non-refundable enrolment fee of $40 per child is payable prior to your child's enrolment and $20 for each additional child from the same family enrolled at the same time. This fee includes a child's hat with our Education and Care Services logo.

How do I enrol my child?

To enrol your child in to one of our Family Day Care services, you will be required to:

  • Complete a request for care form(PDF, 1MB).
  • Once your request for care form has been processed and a suitable vacancy exists, a staff member will contact you to let you know that a position is available.
  • An enrolment form will then be required.
  • Once your enrolment form has been received, you will then be asked to attend an orientation appointment at the service.

Our Administration Team can let you know more about our enrolment process:

  • Call our team on 02 4645 4443
  • Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you want to know more about Family Day Care or the rebates and fee reductions you may be entitled to?

Find out the answers to commonly asked questions