Family Day Care

Family Day Care

Family Day Care has operated nationally for over 40 years and in the Mid-Western Region since 1991. The Mid-Western Regional Family Day Care Scheme covers Mudgee, Gulgong, Kandos, Rylstone, Wellington and surrounding areas.

Family Day Care Educators abide by the same National Quality Framework (Laws, Regulations and Standards) that Long Day Child Care Centres and Pre Schools do.

The Mid-Western Regional Family Day Care Scheme is a non-profit, ACCREDITED SCHEME with the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

The Mid-Western Regional Family Day Care Scheme is registered with the Australian Governments’ Child Care Management System for families who are eligible, to receive Child Care Subsidy.

Why choose Family Day Care for your child? 

Family Day Care is a quality child care service which offers professional care and education for children in the private homes of registered Family Day Care Educators.
Family Day Care is a wonderful option for young children requiring care, especially those aged 0-3 years, and those children in care 4-5 days a week. Family Day Care offers a more individualised program in a quieter, calmer environment that a larger child care centre.

Educators are licensed to have up to 7 children (including their own children), but only 4 children under school age. This is a better adult to child ratio than you will find in a long day care centre.

Educators have their 1st Aid Certificate, Public Liability Insurance, and undergo a Working with Children Check and National Police Check before they start. Educator’s homes also undergo strict and detailed safety checks before they start and continuing on a regular basis.

Educators are visited at least once a month by Early Childhood trained Coordination Unit staff.  These staff work with Educators on their programming and observations of the children in their care. They provide information, ongoing training and support in all areas.

Educators’ homes undergo strict and detailed safety checks before they start with the Scheme. All Educators must have a current 1st Aid Certificate and are required to take out appropriate Public Liability Insurance. Educators (and any adults over 18 who reside in the home) undergo a Working with Children Check.

Educators are required to program for daily indoor and outdoor activities based on their children's interests and developmental needs. Educators are also required to keep ongoing observation records of every child. Educators are visited regularly by Early Childhood trained Coordination Unit staff.

For further information on the value and benefits of Family Day Care, please visit 

Considering becoming a
Family Day Care Educator?

Two of our Educators discuss their thoughts and the benefits of
becoming a Family Day Care Educator
Becoming a professional Family Day Care Educator is an opportunity to create a rewarding and successful career. You will enjoy the flexibility of running your own business with the support and guidance from the local Family Day Care Coordination Unit.   You are able to determine your own days and hours of work, within the guidelines provided.

All Family Day Care Educators will need to have a minimum Certificate 3 in Children's Services qualification. They must also be over the age of 21 and be committed to ongoing professional development.

To learn more about becoming a Family Day Care Educator go to:

If you are interested in becoming a Family Day Care Educator with the Mid-Western Regional Family Day care Scheme, please contact the Family Day Care Coordination Unit on 02 63782730 or email

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