1 November 2023

Excellence in Family Day Care Awards Gala Dinner - Tickets Sales Closing Soon!

A limited number of tickets to the 2023 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards Gala Dinner are still available, but be quick, sales close on 9 November 2023.

Taking place on Saturday 25 November at the Adelaide Pullman Hotel from 6.30pm - 11.00pm, the Gala Dinner will celebrate all those nominated this year with special recognition for our award winners on the night. The awards dinner also provides guests with the opportunity to join friends and colleagues for a night of celebration. 

FDCA members are able to secure their tickets at a discounted rate of $130 ($165 for non-members) by clicking here.

What’s included with your ticket?

Dinner guests will be treated to: 

  • Pre-dinner welcome drinks and canapés
  • A delicious 2-course meal
  • Access to a 3.5-hour drinks package (6.30pm - 10.00pm)
  • Entertainment from our live DJ
  • Access to photos post-event

Event Details 

Location: Adelaide Pullman Hotel, 16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide
Date: Saturday 25 November 2023
Time: 6.30pm - 11.00pm
Dress Code: Cocktail
Ticket Sales Deadline: 9 November 2023

Tickets to the 2023 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards Gala Dinner are limited, so be quick to secure your ticket.

To find out more about the 2023 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards Gala Dinner, click here.

Keen to Uplift your Service's Practice of Assessment for Learning?

If you are based in Canberra, Hobart or Sydney, here's your chance to partner with the Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO) in their 2024 Learning Partner project!

AERO is Australia's independent education evidence body, dedicated to achieving excellence and equity in educational outcomes for all children and young people. They are on a mission to transform education through high-quality evidence.

Become a Learning Partner:

  • Are you an Educational Leader?
  • Based in Canberra, Hobart or Sydney?
  • Are you at a service that achieved a 'Meeting NQS' rating in your most recent assessment and rating process?
  • Ready to participate in AERO-led professional learning sessions and engage in activities to enhance teaching practices?

Benefits of Partnering with AERO:

  • Acquire knowledge and strategies for assessment for learning.
  • Collaborate with a local AERO consultant.
  • Network and learn from your peers.
  • Receive funding (for backfill) to support your involvement.
  • Add value to your service’s Quality Improvement Plan (QIP).
  • Contribute to the sector's growth and development.

If you're committed to advancing early childhood education, don't miss this chance to partner with AERO! Tp register your interest today, click here.

Something Exciting Coming Soon!

Our National Conferences are known for their guest speakers, professional learning opportunities and for forming lifelong friendships among members and we know the FDCA 2025 National Conference will be no different.

Our team are working hard behind the scenes to make sure the next National Conference will be one you wont want to miss.

Keep your eyes peeled for an exciting announcement coming very soon!

Family Day Care Dominates CCCF Grants

FDCA was pleased to share on Monday the recent news that family day care services dominated the announcement of the Australian Government’s Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) “limited supply grants”.

FDCA was excited to see that 34 of the 47 grants awarded went to support family day care services across New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania.

The announcement of the grant was made by the Hon Dr Anne Aly MP, Minister for Early Childhood Education, and represents a total investment by the Government of more than $16 million to support regional communities that currently have limited or no early childhood services operating in their area.

If you missed the bulletin, you can read it here.

To find out more about the CCCF limited supply grants, please click here.

Family Day Care Legal Services Has Got You Covered!

FDCA offers more than just great public liability insurance to protect your business. We have a range of options to protect your home, your vehicle and you!

We also offer Family Day Care Legal Services through our partners, Wotton & Kearney, to provide you with top tier legal advice and peace of mind.

Wotton & Kearney are one of the undisputed leaders in the legal services industry, with specific expertise in the provision of family day care and over 340 specialised lawyers operating across Australian and New Zealand.

Trusted by educators and services for over 30 years, visit our website or give us a call on 1800 658 699 to find out more about how FDCA has got all of your business needs covered.