We are committed to:

  • Providing positive caring environments that support all children’s right to feel safe and secure.
  • Children’s right to learn through play in a happy and fun process.
  • Children’s right to maintain smooth transitions from home to care environments and have familiar routines replicated while in care.
  • Developing strong relationships and working partnerships with families, respecting their primary caring role of the children and their requests and needs.
  • Adhering to the National Regulations, National Quality Standard and Early Childhood Curriculums.
  • Maintaining strong, open lines of communication with families and educators and staff, in a positive working environment.
  • Belonging, Being & Becoming: the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF).
  • My Time, Our Place: Framework for School Age Care in Australia (MTOP).


You can only enrol your child if you have already met with one of our educators. Follow this link to access the online enrolment form. Please ensure you have your information ready for you and your child, such as, Centerlink Customer Reference Number (CRN) and your child’s Immunisation Statement (AIR).
If you need assistance completing this enrolment please contact our office.


Are you looking for a childcare? Please follow this link to find where our West Coast Educators are located. Here you will also find additional information such as personal philosophies, services offered, pet friendly homes, meals offered and environment photos.



What is the Child Care Subsidy?

Please click here to read about it.

How do I apply for the Child Care subsidy?
  • Child Care Subsidy claims can be made online. First, you will be required to check your eligibility.
  • Find out more here.
How do I find an educator?
  • You can contact us directly and we can assist you with contacting educators in your preferred areas. Educators are also listed on careforkids.com.au and many will advertise vacancies in FDC Facebook groups.
  • Once you have found an educator, you can request a tour of their service and if comfortable you can begin the enrolment process.
Why is FDC different to a child care centre?
  • Family day care offers a different – and treasured – type of relationship between educator and child. Family day care caters to a much smaller group with no more than four children under school age at any one time. An educator may choose to care for three additional children of school age.
What aspects of education is offered with a FDC educator?
  • Family day care is recognised as a professional education and care service. As such Educators are qualified in Early Childhood and will complete regular assessments of each child as well as a daily program to document children’s activities and learning outcomes. There are two Nationally Approved frameworks
    Belonging, Being & Becoming: the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF)
    My Time, Our Place: Framework for School Age Care in Australia (MTOP)
  • West Coast FDCS educators all offer play based learning within their services. Play-based learning allows children to explore, discover, negotiate, take risks, create meaning and solve problems – all the important foundations for developing literacy, numeracy and social skills. Play based activities are central to the Australian Government’s Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), and while it may sound simple and easy, play-based learning is a complex form of natural enquiry that requires an experienced educator who knows each child’s overall development, emerging strengths and interests.
  • Each educator at West Coast FDCS is supported to implement their preferred method of programming. We believe that no two educators teach in the same manner and therefore we support each educator to achieve their best with a method that’s tailored specifically to them.
Is it affordable?

Yes, in many aspects Family Day Care is a more affordable option than long day care. In a recent Childcare Costs survey, consumer group Choice revealed that family day care is the most affordable child care option for families with an average daily cost of $57, compared to long day care which has an average daily cost of $80

  • Educators work with an approved service that carries out regular visits to monitor the children’s individual development and provide support.
What is Family Day Care?

Family Day Care is approved child care with a registered and qualified educator in their own home that truly focuses on each individual child’s development, while providing high quality early learning in an educators own home. In small groups, children will enjoy a natural approach to play and discovery, and form genuine lasting bonds with their qualified and passionate early childhood educator, while you will enjoy peace of mind knowing your child is happy in a nurturing, loving and flexible home learning environment.