Family Day Care

Family Day Care is available up to seven days a week from the home of a carer or in an approved venue.

 What is Family Day Care?

  • Wimmera UnitingCare Family Day Care services provide early childhood education and care for children across the Wimmera.
  • Your child's education and care is provided by an individual educator who is an approved, early childhood education and care professional, operating within their own home or an approved venue.
  • Educators work with no more than four children under school age.
  • Family Day Care operates 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 Federal Government Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate subsidies.

How your family can benefit from Family Day Care:

  • The home based setting provides a familiar, safe and secure learning environment for your children.
  • Current research confirms the importance of strong relationships with significant adults to a child's early learning; Family Day Care's small group environment facilitates strong bonds and promotes effective early learning and social development.
  • Family Day Care can offer care during standard hours, evenings, before/after school, during school holidays and in some cases overnight and weekends.
  • Family Day Care can provide education and care for children from babies to school age; offering the possibility for siblings to be cared for together, all in one location.
  • Family Day Care provides experiences which reflect the diversity of your community.

There are waiting lists for some services.

To enrol your child in a Family Day Care service or to enquire about becoming a Family Day Care Educator phone Wimmera UnitingCare on 03 5362 4000