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Become a Family Day Care Educator

Are you passionate about working with children and want to play a part in shaping their futures while running your own business from home? Why not combine your passion for children with the opportunity to create a rewarding and flexible career as a professional family day care educator.

The benefits of becoming a Family Day Care Educator include:

  • Enjoy the flexibility of running your own business under contract with Council, with the support and guidance of our friendly Coordination Unit team.
  • Determine your own hours of work.
  • Set your own fees to be charged on behalf of council (pending Council approval).
  • Be available for your own children while building a rewarding career.
  • Freedom to develop tailored educational programs for children based on their individual developmental needs, interests and experiences.
  • Make a larger impact with the low educator to child ratios, which increase your ability to form meaningful relationships with children and families.
  • Access to ongoing low-cost professional development opportunities.
  • Become a member of a supportive and passionate team of educators.
  • Apply for GST and receive tax deductions on all costs related to running your family day care business (please contact your tax advisor.
  • Opportunity to apply for an interest-free loan to assist with the establishment of your business.

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For further information regarding our Family Day Care services, please contact the coordination unit on (03) 5551 8484 or

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