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What is Family Day Care ?

What is Family Day Care?

A Family Day Care Scheme is a network of experienced and registered carers who provide care for other people's children in their own homes.

Carers have been carefully selected and supervised, and operate under the Children's Services Regulation 2004. Carers and Scheme Units have also been through the Accreditation process as set out by the National Childcare Accreditation Council. Children aged between the age of 6 weeks and 12 years are nurtured in a small group setting and through the Carers individualised programming, are encouraged to further develop their skills and knowledge.

Enrolment Forms and a Parent Information Booklet regarding this scheme, as well as a Parent Resbonsibilities Handout explaining the CCB/CCR Payments, are located below. 

Also located below are the National Quality Framework, Standards and the National Law.

Co-ordination Units

Each individual Family Day Care service provider (carer) is registered with a Family Day Care Co-Ordination Unit. There are 105 Family Day Care Co-Ordination units throughout metropolitan, rural and remote NSW. Co-ordination units are grouped into regions based on geographical location or common interest. There are 15 regions within NSW, each of which have two representatives whose role includes; to act on their regions behalf at Board of Management meetings, to take information relating to broader issues back to their region and to act as a resource person for other schemes within their region.

For further information on any Family Day Care Coordination Unit within NSW, please free call 1800 157 818, press 2 and ask to speak to a Project Officer.

Useful links

www.nswfdc.org.au – NSW Family Day Care
www.deewr.gov.au – Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
www.ncac.gov.au – National Childcare Accreditation Council
www.community.nsw.gov.au – Department of Community Services
www.cscentral.org.au – Children’s Services Central
www.keepthemsafe.nsw.gov.au – Keep Them Safe: A Shared Approach to Child Wellbeing
www.nswfamilyservices.asn.au – NSW Family Services Inc

www.mychild.gov.au - Australias Online Child Care Portal

Contact details

Castlereagh Family Day Care
68492222 (ph)
68421236 (fax)

Last Updated: 28 Nov 2013