Becoming an Educator

Ongoing Support and Professional Development

Good quality training and professional development is crucial to increase knowledge and skills.

All family day care educators will need to hold or be working towards, at least, a Certificate III in Children's Services.

Most family day care services provide a variety of mandatory and professional development training for their educators. Learning must be on-going in order to improve current practices and it is the responsibility of the educator to ensure they access appropriate professional learning opportunities.

Family Day Care Australia also provides a range of services, support and member benefits such as:

  • Exclusive FDCA Member Zone access which includes Family Day Care Australia's Professional Learning Portal
  • Expert early childhood, management and operations phone support for educators and services
  • Exclusive members-only access to high quality resources developed specifically for the family day care sector and members-only content on the FDCA website to support you in your work
  • FREE listing on our family day care locator to help you reach parents directly and promote your family day care business
  • FREE registration at FDCA National Engagement Program networking and professional development forums
  • Access to discounted member prices for insurance products including loyalty discounts on insurance packages (after 12 months of membership)
  • Access to discounted rates if you purchase your National Police Check through FDCA
  • An annual subscription to JiGSAW magazine – the only family day care specific magazine in Australia – delivered direct to your home or office, valued at $50
  • A FREE subscription to Family Day Care Australia's weekly e-newsletter and bulletins to keep you up to date
  • The opportunity to participate in the Excellence in Family Day Care Awards
  • Access to discounted family day care legal services subscriptions
  • Access to premium funding arrangements that help you manage your budget by spreading the payments of membership and a range of insurance products when taken together
  • Member discounts to conferences, forums and other family day care events

You can also give Family Day Care Australia a call, on 1800 658 699, and we will be able to assist in your enquiry and point you in the right direction.