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What is Family Day Care?

Family Day Care is a quality, home-based childcare service providing care and education for children in the homes of registered Family Day Care Care Educators. Educators are located in Warrnambool and surrounding district and are supported by a local specialist coordination and resource team.

Today’s working environment is no longer the traditional 9 to 5 routine, Family Day Care is a flexible option of childcare that meets the needs of modern families.

Family Day Care caters for young babies through to pre-teens and can offer care during standard hours, before/after school, during school holidays and in some circumstances overnight and weekends.

Standards and fees

All educators are skilled, experienced and highly trained; most hold formal qualifications ranging from Certificate III to university degrees.

As part of the National Quality framework in Children's Services, Family Day Care abides by scheme policy and procedures, the National Quality Standards to ensure that the quality of care is of the highest standard.

Educators need a current first aid certificate, asthma and anaphylaxis management qualification, police check, working with children check and public liability insurance and their home needs to meet safety standards.

Fees for Family Day Care are set by the individual educators. Educators may also provide food, nappies and transport.

Why choose Family Day Care?

Imagine your child in a small group of no more than 4 pre-schoolers, playing, learning and having fun with an educator they know and trust.

If you are working or studying and want excellent childcare for your child, consider Family Day Care. It is the only accredited childcare service that enables your child to learn and grow with in a small group of children in a secure family home with one professional educator.

Accreditation information

The Family Day Care management/advisory committee structure provides opportunities for community members to be involved in an advisory, consultative or decision making role. This includes the review of scheme policies and procedures.

If you would like to be involved please contact the Family Day Care Unit.


Warrnambool Family Day care
Archie Graham Centre
118-130 Timor St
Ph 55594800
Email: childandfamily [at] warrnambool [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au

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