What is Family Day Care?

Family Day Care is quality child care and education for children, provided in the homes of registered Family Day Care Educators.   Our Family Day Care service is nationally accredited and caters for children from 6 weeks of age, through to 16 years.

Family Day Care is just like being at home.  Children are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of interesting experiences with a balance of indoor and outdoor, quiet and active and structured and unstructured play.

Siblings of different ages are cared for and educated in the same environment and children can also socialise with children from different families.

Educators will be responsible for no more than seven children in total, of which only four of these children can be under school age.  This means the educator can give each child the  personal care and attention which is vital to help young children develop new skills and  interests.

Family Day Care Educators and their homes, must meet all of the criteria as set out in the Education and Care Services National Regulations, Education and Care Services National Law and Launceston Family Day Care Policies.

Educators may be available on a permanent or casual basis, and can work evenings, overnights and weekends in some cases.  Family Day Care Educators can also provide before and after school care, along with school holiday care.

Family Day Care Educators are able to set their own rates and usually charge a set hourly rate per child in care.