Family day care

Family day care offers caring, flexible, highly-personalised education and support for children, within the comfort of an approved educator’s home.

Parents enjoy peace of mind with extended hours, children in family day care benefit from small group sizes that foster individual attention and develop close, sustainable bonds with their educator.

Every child is closely supervised and cared for, thus encouraging individual development in a natural, carefree, nurturing home-learning environment.

Our professionally trained and qualified network of experienced educators provide care and developmental activities tailored to the individual child’s need and interests.

Whilst family day care is primarily for children who have yet to start school, care is available for school children up to 12 years old. Care is flexible and can be tailored to suit each family's needs including care outside normal working hours and, if needed, overnight care by arrangement.

We have family day care and early learning centres across Victoria and Tasmania

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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 childhood educators and people who want to become early educators to join our team.

We need people who:

  • are passionate about working with children
  • have an early childhood qualification or plan to study
  • are interested in running your own business and want the flexibility to work from home
  • enjoy planning fun activities that foster children’s development
  • love working with families to provide high-quality care
  • can maintain business records, including invoices and receipts
  • have child-friendly spaces in your home that can be used for education or are willing to make changes to your home and outdoor spaces to comply with regulations.

Benefits of being a family day care educator include:

  • choosing the hours and days you work
  • being your own boss and running a registered business
  • building meaningful relationships with families in your community
  • caring for your own children at home, while earning an income.

We will support you with:

  • guidance through registration and set up, by our qualified and experienced team
  • access to professional development opportunities
  • ongoing support and monthly visits
  • assistance promoting your service in the local community.

Register your interest today and our Family Day Care Co-ordinator will be in touch.

Become a Family Day Care Educator

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Kylie's story

Kylie has spent her whole career as a family day carer with Uniting.
Kylie knew from a young age that looking after children was her calling in life. Kylie says the support she has received from Uniting has helped make her family day care role easier.
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Karen's story

Karen started her family day care business 15 years ago.
“My grandchild needed day care,” says Karen. “Our 2 youngest children went to family day care and I saw how beneficial it was for them. “And it’s a perfect fit for my family. I can make my own hours to suit our lifestyle.
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