Family Day Care
Important Coronavirus Update
Council runs a large Family Day Care program supporting the community with home based child care. It is an important and essential part of our service and is still operating as normal throughout this period.
For any enquiries regarding Family Day Care please telephone 8571 1805.
Contact the Family Day Care office on 8571 1805 to enrol today.
The Family Day Care experience includes:
For more information about how you can access Family Day Care, contact 8571 1805.
Our Family Day Care Educators will:
For more information, visit the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority at www.acecqa.gov.au.
Family Day Care fees are competitive and affordable. Educators set their own hourly rates. The average cost is between $8.50 and $12 per hour. Please note costs also includes a Council Service Levy of $1.60 per hour.Help with your childcare costs
The Federal Government helps families with the cost of child care. Check your eligibility at the Department of Human Services website or contact Families Line on 136 150.
Greater Dandenong Family Day Care exceeds the National Standards
In 2014 Council's Family Day Care was rated as exceeding the National Quality Standard under the National Quality Framework.
The National Quality Standard (NQS) sets a national benchmark for the quality of children’s education and care services across Australia.
Services are assessed against the NQS by the state or territory regulatory authority and receive a rating for each of the seven quality areas of the NQS, as well as an overall rating. The seven quality areas cover; the education program, health and safety, physical environment, staffing, relationships with children, families and communities and the management of the service.
An overall rating of Exceeding NQS is given to services that go above and beyond the requirements of the NQS in at least four of the seven quality areas.
For families using our service this means greater individual care for your child, and better support for children’s learning and development.
For more information visit www.acecqa.gov.au.
Rated Exceeding National Quality Standard