Family Day Care

Family Day Care is a quality child care service offering professional care and education for children in the private homes of registered Family Day Care Educators. The Mid-Western Regional Family Day Care Scheme operates in Mudgee, Gulgong, Kandos, Rylstone, Wellington and surrounding areas.

Educators follow the National Quality Framework (Laws, Regulations and Standards) applied to Long Day Child Care Centres and Pre-Schools.

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) and is registered with the Australian Government's Child Care Management System for families who are eligible to receive the Child Care Subsidy. 

Why choose Family Day Care?

Family Day Care is a wonderful option for young children requiring care, especially those aged 0-3 years, and those children in care four to five days a week. Family Day Care offers a more individualised program in a quieter, calmer environment than a larger child care centre.

Educators are licensed to have up to seven children (including their own children), but only four 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 First Aid Certificate, Public Liability Insurance, and undergo a Working with Children Check and National Police Check before commencement. Educator’s homes also undergo strict and detailed safety checks before operation which continue 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 are required to program for daily indoor and outdoor activities based on their children's interests and developmental needs. They are also required to keep ongoing observation records of every child.

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Become 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. Determine your own days and hours of work, within the guidelines provided.

All Family Day Care Educators are required to have a minimum Certificate 3 in Children's Services. They must be over 21 years of age and committed to ongoing professional development.

Learn more about becoming a Family Day Care Educator.