Family Day Care

Family day care is exceptional education and care provided by a qualified educator in their own home.

What is Family Day Care?

Each day is unique

Family day care is home-based early childhood education and care.

The family environment builds meaningful relationships between Educators and the families and children in their care. Smaller groups of children allow each child to receive personalised care, tailored to their specific needs and development.

·        Government subsidies available

·        Individualised learning programs

·        Qualified Educators regulated by Enhance

·        Ongoing administration and professional support

·        Local to your community

The benefits

Personalised and flexible home-based childcare in your local area.

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Family environment

Our Educators educate and care for your children in their home.

Government subsidies

Access subsidies such as Child Care Subsidy (CCS) to reduce the cost of care And Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) for eligible families.

Flexible to suit you

Childcare, out of school hours care and vacation care options for children from infancy to 12 years (or prior to commencing secondary education).

Smaller groups

Your educator cares for less children, meaning your child gets personalised attention and care.

Siblings stay together

Siblings learn and play together throughout the day.

Why family day care?

‘It’s your best choice for childcare! Your child is cared for in a family like environment, by one consistent educator, helping them to form lasting and meaningful bonds.

Family day care is an extension of your family. Children receive care and education just like they would with mum, dad or that special person in their life.

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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost?

Family day care fees are set by Educators, meaning the cost changes depending on the Educator. Get in touch with us to find out more.

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What do the fees include?

Some of our Enhance Educators may charge additional fees for nappies and meals or include them in their fees, however, it is best to check with the Enhance Service to find out exactly what the Educators in your area provide.

Is Family Day Care eligible for CCS?

Child Care Subsidy is available for families to reduce the cost of care. Family day care can offer families minimum hours, meaning you can better optimise your allocated Government subsidies.

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How is family day care regulated?

Family day care is regulated by the National Quality Framework (NQF). The NQF is based on national law and regulations.

What learning programs are used in family day care?

Educators guide the educational learning programs within their service based on their personal philosophy, our Enhance philosophy, the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the Framework for School Aged Care in Australia (MTOP).