Family Day Care

Our family day care offers personalised, flexible, quality care for children in a home environment. We provide long day care for babies and children between 0 and 5 years. Some family day care educators also provide before and after school or vacation care for children aged 6 to 13 years. 

Why select family day care?

  • Flexible quality care for children aged 0-12 years.
  • Homely environment.
  • Small group sizes – maximum of 4 children preschool age or under.
  • Our early childhood educators are carefully selected, professionally supported and mentored in their homes.
  • As an approved service, families can claim childcare subsidy through Centrelink.

Call our friendly team on 9424 0832 or email us to find a service in your neighbourhood and arrange a tour today.

Apply online for Family Day Care waitlist

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Family Day Care 9424 0834 or

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Educational program

Each educator provides a program for each child under the Early Years Learning Framework. Qualified staff assist educators and each child has a documented program developed in consultation with families. We also run weekly playgroups with an early childhood teacher on Tuesdays to Thursdays each week between 9.30 and 11.30am.

A well-resourced Coordination Unit oversees the operations of educators and ensures all national standards and regulations are consistently met.  


Family Day Care fees are decided by your educator and vary depending on the type and length of care required. In general fees range from $11.75 to $16.75 per hour. 

Financial assistance for child care

Ku-ring-gai Council Family Day Care is Australian Government approved. Depending on your family circumstances you may be able to claim child care subsidy. Visit Department of Human Services for more information.

Give us a call on 9424 0832 so we can tell you what's involved and how to apply.

Find out more about government subsidies.

Recruiting new educators now

Educators are screened before registration and all have a minimum Certificate III in Children’s Services. Many of our educators have a Diploma level qualification. All staff and educators have first aid certificates including asthma and anaphylaxis management and working-with-children checks.

Council provides support visiting educators in their homes offering guidance and assisting with enrolment, parent communication and onboarding. If you are interested in becoming an educator, please complete the Family Day Care Educator application form below.

Family Day Care Educator application form


9424 0834 or email Family Day Care.