A look into family day care

Family day care services offer flexible education and care for children from birth to 12 years of age, in the private homes of educators.

This video takes a look into how quality family day care services meet regulations and the National Quality Framework standards, and key questions you can ask.

The philosophy of family day care is where education and care happens in a home environment where an educator delivers the best quality outcomes for children in their own home. The Family Day Care Association Queensland Branch can provide information about many family day care options in Queensland.

Carers and educators receive ongoing training and support and are part of a community of educators.

From creating safe and engaging learning environments to keeping parents informed with learning journals, family day care services provide a link between home care and a theoretical approach to early years learning.

Published — 20 August 2016 Last updated — 07 November 2016