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For Families

What is fam­i­ly day care?

Fam­i­ly Day Care is an accred­it­ed form of child care that is pro­vid­ed in the Fam­i­ly Day Care edu­ca­tors own home. Fam­i­ly Day Care edu­ca­tors are ear­ly child­hood edu­ca­tion and care pro­fes­sion­als, reg­is­tered with a Fam­i­ly Day Care ser­vice that is respon­si­ble for approv­ing, sup­port­ing, train­ing and advis­ing its educators.

How is it sim­i­lar to cen­ter-based child care?

Fam­i­ly Day Care pro­vides ear­ly child­hood edu­ca­tion and care ser­vices for chil­dren across Aus­tralia. We are oper­ate under the same Nation­al Qual­i­ty Frame­work (NQF) as oth­er forms of child­care; incor­po­rat­ing nation­al reg­u­la­tions, qual­i­ty and qual­i­fi­ca­tion stan­dards, edu­ca­tion­al frame­works and an assess­ment and rat­ings process. Par­ents are eli­gi­ble for the same Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment Child Care Ben­e­fit and Child Care Rebate subsidies. 

    How is it dif­fer­ent to oth­er forms of child care?

    Your child’s edu­ca­tion and care is pro­vid­ed by an indi­vid­ual edu­ca­tor who has been trained in ear­ly child­hood edu­ca­tion and has been approved by Alice Springs Fam­i­ly Day Care to oper­ate pro­fes­sion­al­ly with­in their own home. Edu­ca­tors work with small groups of no more than four chil­dren under school age.Edu­ca­tors work in part­ner­ship with a local coor­di­na­tion unit who reg­u­lar­ly vis­it the edu­ca­tors home to mon­i­tor the children’s progress and to pro­vide support. 

      * An edu­ca­tor may care for 3 addi­tion­al school-age chil­dren, out­side of school hours.