Uniting Family Day Care.

Flexible and highly-personalised education and support for children, from the comfort of an approved educator’s home or venue.

Small group sizes in a home-based environment

Family Day Care in Wimmera and Gippsland.

Our Family Day Care services provide children with education and care in a nurturing homelearning environment, helping them to develop close and sustainable bonds with their educators. Extended care hours, small group sizes and emphasis on individual attention are just some of the many reasons why parents choose Uniting’s Family Day Care service. 

Program benefits

Tailored educational learning

Uniting's professionally trained and qualified network of experienced educators provide play based activities tailored to children’s individual needs and interests.

Can facilitate unique circumstances and busy schedules

Family Day Care is primarily for children who have yet to start school, care is available for school children up to 12 years old. We tailor care to suit every family's needs with flexible hours, and can even provide overnight care by arrangement.

Safe and reliable

All of our Family Day Care educators undergo rigorous screening processes (such as working with children’s or vulnerable peoples check) and are highly trained to provide your child with the best care. You can rest assured that Family Day Care is governed by the same National Quality Framework (NQF) standards as all other childcare.

We offer family day care across Wimmera and Gippsland so you can find a suitable service near you.

Our programs

With Family Day Care, children have the opportunity to:

Our Family Day Care locations

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To enrol in Family Day Care please get in touch with us to discuss your care requirements.

Become a Family Day Care Educator

If you love working with children and want the flexibility of working from home, family day care could be a great career opportunity for you.

We’re looking for educators and people who want to become early childhood educators to join our team. We need people who:

Benefits of being a Family Day Care Educator:

Support from Uniting

To help you succeed in your new role, we will support you with:

Register your interest today and one of our Family Day Care Coordinators will be in touch.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, Family Day Care is covered under the Child Care Subsidy. To check if you are eligible, get in touch with us.

Family Day Care can cater for children with disabilities and/or additional needs and often is a preferred option due to the specialised care. You can discuss your child’s specific needs with your Family Day Care coordinator.

A major advantage of Family Day Care is the small group sizes which include up to 7 school-aged children and no more than 4 children aged 0-4 years per group.

Yes, Family Day Care Educators have an Early Childhood qualification, a Working with Children Check (VIC) Vulnerable People Check (TAS), a Police Check, and First Aid Training. They follow the National Quality Standard Framework to ensure that their care is up to standard.

If you love working with children and want the flexibility of working from home, family day care could be a great career opportunity for you. We’re looking for educators who are passionate about working with children and want the flexibility of running their own business. If you’re interested in becoming a Family Day Care Educator, please register today.

Family day care news

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