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Earning Potential for Educators

Considering a career as a family day care educator?

If you are passionate about shaping the future of children, developing personalised educational programs and running a business from the comfort of your own home, read on!

Not only will you be able to work flexible hours that suit you and your lifestyle, you will have the capacity to boost your income as an early education and care professional based on your preferences.

Here are some real examples of how family day care educators around Australia structure their business and take charge of their earning capacity.


Ashlee

Age - late 20's

Experience in family day care - 5 years

Location - Metropolitan Western Australia

Hours worked per week - 58

Ashlee started her family day care business in 2015 when she was in her mid 20's and currently works on average 58 hours per week as a full-time family day care educator.

Ashlee lives in a Metropolitan area of Western Australia and currently earns a gross income of $120,000 per year.


Gayani

Age - mid 20's

Experience in family day care - 1 year

Location - Regional South Australia

Hours worked per - 28

Gayani has just started working as a family day care educator, having opened her business in 2019. Gayani currently works part-time averaging approximately 28 hours per week.

Based in regional South Australia, Gayani currently earns a gross income of $41,000 per year.


Jane

Age - mid 40's

Experience in family day care - 18 years

Location - Regional New South Wales

Hours worked per week - 66

Jane is a family day care educator from a regional town in New South Wales.

Jane runs her family day care business on a full-time basis and works approximately 66 hours per week. Jane offers weekend care for families on top of her normal Monday - Friday hours. By offering weekend care, Jane has the ability to boost her income by providing family day care to families that have non-standard working hours.

Jane's approximate gross yearly income is $113,000.


Mandy

Age - mid 30's

Experience in family day care - 11 years

Location - Regional Queensland

Hours worked per week - 30

Mandy has been a family day care educator since 2009 and currently works part-time, averaging approximately 30 hours per week.

Mandy is based in a regional Queensland town and currently earns a gross income of $43,000 per year.


Sarah

Age - early to mid 50's

Experience in family day care - 26 years

Location - Metropolitan Victoria

Hours worked per week - 50

Sarah is a full-time family day care educator who is based in a metropolitan city of Victoria.

Sarah is in her early to mid 50's and has been a family day care educator for 26 years. She works an average of 50 hours per week, which allows her to earn a gross income of $96,000 per year.


Saima

Age - mid 20's

Experience in family day care - 3 years

Location - Metropolitan New South Wales

Hours worked per week - 46

Saima has been a family day care educator since 2017 and currently works full-time averaging approximately 46 hours per week.

Based in metropolitan New South Wales, Saima is in her mid 20's and currently earns a gross income of $108,000 per year.


Katie

Age - late 30's

Experience in family day care - 10 years

Location - Regional Tasmania

Hours worked per week - 65

Katie is a full-time family day care educator who is based in regional Tasmania.

Katie is in her late 30's and has been a family day care educator for 10 years. She works an average of 65 hours per week, which allows her to earn a gross income of $104,000 per year.

*Please note that personal details and images have been changed to protect educator privacy.

** All incomes noted above are before tax and do not take into account business operating expenses.