Family Day Care

North Sydney Family Day Care is home-based childcare - it's been operating since 1974!

The service is sponsored by North Sydney Council.

Family Day Care (FDC) comprises the network of Educators supported by a Coordination Unit of Early Childhood professionals. FDC Educators work in their own homes with groups of up to four children under the age of five years, as well as up to three school-aged children.

The scheme is approved and adheres to the Education and Care Services National Law Act (2010), and National Regulations (2011). It will also be assessed and rated under the new National Quality Framework.

Further details - North Sydney Family Day Care brochure (1MB).


Access FDC

If you would like your child to be cared for in a stimulating home environment with a registered educator and other children, then contact the FDC Coordination Unit on: 9922 4020.

Or to go on the FDC Waiting List (only to be submitted once your baby is born) then please use - FDC Waiting List (203KB).


Join FDC

FDC operates high quality care in educators homes, regularly monitored for safety and compliance.

Note: in 2016, FDC are running at near full capacity, but potential Educators may be considered.

For further details, please call the coordination unit on: 9922 4020.


FDC Fees

All educators operate their own business and fees vary. As a guide, educators charge on average $110 per day. In addition, the scheme levies $1 per hour/family of care. There is no wait list fee, but a charge of $50 on enrolment.

Eligible families are able to receive Child Care Benefit and Child Care Tax Rebate, please see the link below to the Centrelink form. Please note that the application form starts on page 31. The form needs to be taken to the Family Assistance counter at all Medicare offices BEFORE starting care. A copy of the "Assessment Notice of Child Care Benefit for Approved Care" needs to be forwarded to the FDC office as soon as it is received.


More Help

1800 670 305
the Child Care Access Hotline is open Monday to Friday, 8am - 9pm (AEST).

1800 639 327
Telephone Typewriter Service (TTY) is for deaf people or with a hearing/speech impairment.

131 450
Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) assists callers from culturally diverse backgrounds.

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