Family Day Care

North Sydney Family Day Care (FDC) is home-based childcare and has been operating since 1974.

The service is operated by North Sydney Council, and educators are registered to provide education and care through Council.

FDC comprises a 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 Regulations and the Education and Care Services National Law.

North Sydney FDC was assessed in 2017 against the National Quality Standards and received an overall rating of Exceeding National Quality Standards.

Further details North Sydney Family Day Care brochure (2MB).


FDC for your Child

If you would like your child to be cared for in a stimulating and educational home environment with a registered educator and other children, then contact the FDC Coordination Unit on 9922 4020 or apply to be on the Family Day Care waiting list (once your child is born).


FDC for Educators

North Sydney Council's FDC provides support and monitoring visits for Educators as well as training, meetings and workshops to ensure national standards are met. If you are interested in becoming and Educator to provide quality care in your own home, please contact the FDC Coordination Unit on 9922 4020.


FDC Fees

All educators are self employed and fees vary. As a guide, educators charge on average $115 per day.

Currently FDC levies $1.50 an hour per contract of care, per family.

There is no wait list fee, but a charge of $50 on enrolment.

Eligible families are able to receive Child Care Subsidies, please see the link below to Centrelink.



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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