Become a home-based Educator

Embrace your passion for early learning and get professional help to support the success of your home-based business!


The benefits of running your very own family day care service are endless!’

No set up fees
Support to fill your enrolments from our waiting list
Free on demand training at your own pace
Recorded support sessions to listen to when you choose
Online and in person networking with other Enhance Educators
Face to face mentoring visits from our team
Ongoing administration and business support
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Benefits for In Home Care Educators

Work to support an individual family and make a lasting impact in the lives of Queensland children.

No set up fees or hidden costs
Choose the family you want to connect with
Free self-paced professional development and training
Recorded online support sessions to listen to at your own pace
Networking opportunities with other Enhance Educators
Regular mentoring visits from our friendly team
Ongoing administration and business support
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Not sure where to start?

The Enhance team will help you every step of the way!

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Complete the form below to become an Enhance home-based educator



Our Recruitment Team will reach out and answer your questions and assess suitability



Receive support to complete requirements, set up and grow your business



Sign your Service Agreement and start making a difference in the lives of Queensland children!

Become a family day care Educator

Interested in a career as an In Home Care Educator? Get in touch with us and we will connect you with our Recruitment Team.

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Become an In Home Care Educator

Interested in a career as an In Home Care Educator? Get in touch with us and we will connect you with families looking for home-based care in your area.

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Frequently asked questions

Have some questions about becoming a Family Day Care Educator? Find everything you need to know below!

How do I get paid?

The Enhance administration team will assist you with your income, which consists of processing Child Care Subsidy and parent gap fees, which are paid directly to you by your families. Our finance team arranges pays for educators weekly.

How much can I earn?

Enhance home-based Educators earn approximately $80k per year, depending on the hours provided and the number of children in care. Your annual salary is determined by you; you set your own hours, fees and control how much you earn.

How will I fill my family day care vacancies?

At Enhance Family Day Care, we have families waiting for vacancies to open up across Queensland.

We will help you to fill your vacancies from our current waiting list, by providing you with marketing resources to assist you in recruiting families and by advertising your vacancies via our Find an Educator Near You webpage. If you’d prefer, you can fill your vacancies yourself from your local community.

What happens if I need time off?

If you need time off for a holiday, personal leave, sick leave or if you simply need a break, Enhance will work in partnership with you and your families to temporarily place your children with other local Educators under a casual booking.

Who will support me professionally?

You will have an Enhance Practice Mentor who will visit regularly to support you in your role, offer guidance and be available to answer questions. In addition, you will have access to our administration staff who can assist you when required.

We also encourage and provide professional development opportunities, to connect in with other local Educators and invite you to participate in child-focused community events.

How do I apply?

Fill out the contact form on this page to get started on your application! If you’d like further support, contact us and we’ll be more than happy to assist you.

After applying, how long until I can start?

Your start time is guided by you, your qualifications and in the case of family day care, it is also dependent on your current home learning environment and enrolments. Our team will support and guide you with every step of the way in becoming an Enhance home-based Educator. For more specific information, contact us.

How many children can I care for in my family day care service?

Family Day Care educators can care for up to four children under school age, as well as three additional school aged children to a total of seven children at any one time. You might be interested in caring for school aged children only, still with a total of seven children at any one time. In family day care, these numbers include your own children under the age of thirteen, unless there is another adult available to care for them.

Do I need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to work?

We prioritise the health and safety of all educators and families. You do not need to be vaccinated to work with us as an Educator, but you will need to disclose your vaccination status to us and to the families in your care.

Do I need any qualifications to start?

Yes. Family Day Care educators must hold a minimum of a Certificate III in Children Services or Early Childhood, or be actively working towards. In addition, all Educators must hold a current First Aid, Asthma, Anaphylaxis and CPR qualification, Blue Card/Working with Children Check and Police Check.

I hold a Certificate III, will I need to study further?

No. You are welcome to complete further study, however this is not a requirement. We will support you in your ongoing professional development!

Do I need to own my own home to run family day care?

No, but you will be required to obtain written permission from your landlord to operate with us.

Do I need a new house to run family day care?

No, many of our Educators operate from established homes. If you’d like more information about the specific environment requirements, please reach out to us.

Can I have pets in my family day care home?

Yes! We know pets are a part of your family, however, there are some safety requirements around sharing space and supervision. For more information, get in touch with us.

Can I have a pool in my family day care home?

Yes! You will be required to have a pool safety certificate and the pool cannot be used by the family day care children in your care.