Are you passionate about working with children and want to play a part in shaping their futures while running your own business from home?

As a Family Day Care educator you will have the flexibility to set your own work hours and fees and establish a childcare service reflective of your passions as a teacher and carer.

Qualifications and professional requirements

  • Hold or be actively working towards at least a Certificate Ill level education and care qualification.
  • Current first aid and CPR certificates and training in the emergency management of asthma and anaphylaxis.
  • Appropriate clearances for working with children.
  • New educators must provide a national police check (which must be no more than 6 months old).
  • Maintain current public liability insurance.

Creating your educational environment

  • As a family day care educator it would be expected that you would provide a safe, stimulating and educational learning environment.
  • Our coordination unit will do an assessment of your residence and advise of any changes that may be required.

Enrolling children in your service

Educators can have up to 4 under school aged children in care at one time. You can also have your own children in care with you.

You can provide before and after school care or vacation care for school aged children. You can have a combination of ages in your care, but no more than 7 children at any time. This includes your own children in care.

The Coordination Unit will help to fill any vacancies by referring families looking for care to your service.

Ongoing support and professional development

The Coordination Unit has regular contact with educators. This includes home visits, training, meetings and workshops. Our role is to support educators with all aspects of running their business.  


Educator Brochure