Family Day Care is an approved form of child care that is provided in the family day care educators own home. Family day care educators are early childhood education and care professionals, who register with a family day care service that is responsible for approving, supporting, training and advising its educators.
Children (aged from 6 weeks) are nurtured in small groups and through the educator's individualised programming are encouraged to further develop their skills and knowledge.
For more information see Handbook for Families.
Who can use Family Day Care?
Children aged from 6 weeks of age are eligible to use Greater Hume Children Services family day care service.
Costs of Family Day Care
Family day care educators are self employed contractrs who comply with the policies and procedures of the service. Educators set their own fees based on the service provided.
As an approved child care service families are eligible to apply for fee reductions from the Australian Government (Child Care Benefit /Child Care Rebate).
A point of difference from child care centres is the low child to educator ratios, which allow family day care educators and children to develop very strong relationships. In addition, family day care provides families with flexible full-time, part-time, weekend or overnight care depending on the requirements of the parents. Minimum hours of care are much lower than centres.
To register for Family Day Care:
Our service will endeavour to have a parent interview and meet with you prior to care commencing to exchange information about your child and match you to an educator. This can be either at the Jindera Coordination Unit Office: 80 Creek St, Jindera, or a location that suits you.
Please complete your registration by downloading the fillable pdf form and emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to complete the Family Registration form.
If you are unable to complete our electronic registration forms please contact the office.
Confirm your registration and start date with the Coordination Unit by emailing email@example.com