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Family Day Care

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Family Day Care Hours of Operation

The hours of operation are set by the individual Family Day Care Educator. Care is available Monday to Friday.


Due to the number of Government subsidies available, the cost of care is different for each family. 


Click here to open our fee estimator file to see the estimate of fees for families after 1 July 2018.  Click here to read the State Government's New Care Package Overview pamphlet.

Quality of Care

The service operates in accordance with Commonwealth Guidelines, Department of Education & Training, and the National Quality Framework.

Staff Qualifications

Family Day Care Educators are recruited by Golden Plains Shire Council and provide regular support and monitoring from  Council's Child and Family Services team. Educators are required to hold a Certificate III in Children's Services and undergo a Police Check. Educators must also maintain current Working with Children Check and Senior First Aid (incl: CPR, Asthma Management and Anaphylaxis Management Training).

Family Day Care Educators must follow procedures and policies compliant with National Education and Care Regulations and Law, all of which are implemented to maintain the safety and wellbeing of children cared for in their homes. The educator’s home or approved venue also requires auditing to meet safety regulations to ensure the wellbeing of everyone.



Join our Family Day Care team!

Golden Plains Shire Council is seeking Family Day Care Educators.

Family Day Care provides early learning and social development in the Educator’s own home. Your own home. You’ll get to work with small groups of children, fostering a natural approach to play and discovery, while building long lasting bonds.

As a Family Day Care Educator, you can enjoy working from home, set your own operating hours, develop your own learning programs, help shape the future of children and combine your passion for children with running your own business (with support from Council!).

For a more flexible and rewarding career in early education, Family Day Care isn’t just the right choice – it’s the natural one.

If you have a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, contact the Bannockburn Family Services Centre on 5220 7230 to find out about progressing your career with Golden Plains Shire Council as a Family Day Care Educator.

Click below to read our Family Day Care Educator fact sheet, with Frequently Asked Questions to help paint a clear picture of the role, and how to get started.


Contact & Enquiries

For more information about using the service or if you are interested in becoming an educator with Golden Plains Shire Council, contact the Council’s Child and Family Services Team on 03 5220 7230 or 1300 363 036 (STD toll free) or email: [email protected]

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Page Last Updated:

Wednesday, 7 July 2021 - 4:02pm


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.