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Child Friendly City Greater Dandenong

Child Friendly City Greater Dandenong

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.

Educator locations

  • Dandenong

  • Noble Park

  • Springvale

  • Keysborough

  • Clayton

  • Rowville

  • Wantirna South

  • Lynbrook

  • Lyndhurst

  • Narre Warren

  • Cranbourne

  • Hampton Park

  • Berwick

  • Clyde North 

  • Ashburton

  • And surrounding suburbs

Contact the Family Day Care office on 8571 1805 to enrol today.


The Family Day Care experience includes:

  • Flexible hours including late evening, overnight and weekend care
  • Safe, home environment
  • Low hourly care rate
  • Option for families and siblings to remain together in care
  • Incursions and excursions
  • Playgroup
  • Qualified, well supported educators
  • Transport available - *conditions apply

For more information about how you can access Family Day Care, contact 8571 1805.


Our Family Day Care Educators will:

  • Support families’ choices and decision making
  • Ensure that children experience safe and stimulating learning environments
  • Help children to establish secure attachments and develop self-regulation
  • Develop learning programs that are responsive to each child and build on their culture, strengths, interests and knowledge
  • Listen to, hear and consider the views and feelings of each child
  • Demonstrate respect for and understanding of the views of other professionals and families when communicating and interacting across cultures
  • Ensure that every child experiences success
  • Work with all families to promote the importance of having high expectations for their children
  • Initiate warm, trusting and reciprocal relationships with children and their families

For more information, visit the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority at

Family Day Care fees

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.

For general information on the subsidies available, visit

Family Day Care Documents


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.

Rated Exceeding National Quality Standard

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

Rated Exceeding National Quality Standard