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 Horsham Rural City, Ararat Rural City, Hindmarsh Shire, Yarriambiack Shire, West Wimmera Shire and parts of Buloke Shire.
  • 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.

Our Family Day Care Services are available in:

  • Ararat
  • Birchip
  • Dimboola
  • Donald
  • Edenhope
  • Horsham
  • Kaniva
  • Lake Bolac
  • Murtoa
  • Nhill
  • Warracknabeal

There are waiting lists for some services.

Register Your Interest Here

Download Your 2017 Early Years Enrolment Form Here


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

Expressions of Interest are now being taken for a Family Day Care Educator in Edenhope, to find out more click here