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Family Day Care

Family Day Care is a registered service providing care for a small group of children, aged up to 12 years.

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About Whittlesea Family Day Care

Family Day Care is a home-based childcare service for children from birth to 12 years of age. It is approved by the Australian Government and eligible for child care subsidy and licensed by the State Government.

The service provides flexible hours and small groups with planned programs focused on helping children develop a sense of confidence, connect with their community and develop social skills.

The family day care service offers:

  • Full-time and part-time care
  • Outside school hours care
  • School holiday care
  • Respite care.

In 2017 City of Whittlesea Family Day Care was rated as EXCEEDING the National Quality Standard under the National Quality Framework. The National Quality Standard (NQS) sets a national benchmark for the quality of children’s education and care services across Australia.

For more information about Family Day Care phone 9404 8870 or email famdaycare@whittlesea.vic.gov.au.

Family Day Care educators

Family Day Care Educators are qualified early childhood education and care professionals. All Educators:

  • Hold qualifications in Certificate III in Children’s Services or in a higher Child Care qualification
  • Have experience in working in the sector
  • Provide a safe, hygienic, secure and smoke-free childcare environment
  • Hold a current First Aid Certificate, anaphylaxis and asthma training
  • Undertake a National Police Record Check and Working with Children Check
  • Provide developmentally appropriate programs for children
  • Represent the cultural diversity of the local community
  • Sub-contract to Council under a license agreement


They are also supported by Council’s Coordination Unit who are responsible for approving, supporting, training and monitoring Educators.

Coordination unit

The coordination unit is made up of a team of qualified early childhood professionals and administration staff who are responsible for supporting, resourcing and monitoring Educators and the service they provide.  

The Coordination unit provides:

  • Responsive support and information to parents and Educators
  • Mentoring and professional guidance to Educators to meet National Quality Standards and National Law and Regulations and National Quality Standards
  • Help to all families in choosing an Educator
  • Regular visits to the Educators’ homes offering ongoing professional training, resources and support.

Fees and child care subsidy

Fees are charged at an hourly rate and are set independently by individual Educators under Council’s guidance.

You may be eligible for Child Care Subsidy after Centrelink assess the following:

The amount of subsidised child care you can access per fortnight applies to each child.

To find out if you are eligible:

'No Jab, No Play' legislation

Under the new 'No Jab, No Play' legislation, before enrolling a child, early childhood services will have to first obtain evidence that the child is:

  • Full immunised for their age OR
  • On a vaccination catch-up program OR
  • Unable to be fully immunised for medical reasons.

'Conscientious objection' is not an exemption under the 'No Jab No Play' legislation.

Find out more about 'No Jab No Play'.

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