What is Family Day Care?

Family Day Care (FDC) is a childcare service that is licenced by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) and operates under the National Quality Framework which includes the Education and Childcare Services National Law and Regulations.

As licensee the City of Casey receives funding from Commonwealth Department Education Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).

FDC Educators provide high quality care for children in their home. Care is available for children up to 12 years of age in the private homes of registered FDC Educators across the municipality. A maximum of four children under school age or a total of seven including school age children can be cared for at a time.

Care provided includes full time, part time, casual, children of shift workers, before/after school and vacation care. Care can also be provided on weekends or overnight if care needs meets the specific eligibility requirements. The City of Casey Family Day Care Co-ordination Unit will assist families to choose a suitable FDC Educator to meet their specific child care needs.

The experienced and qualified Family Day Care Co-ordination Unit staff monitor FDC Educators through regular unannounced home visits and provides support, information training and resources to FDC Educators.

The City of Casey Family Day Care is a home-based childcare service with approximately 270 registered FDC Educators offering childcare in their homes for over 2,500 children.