10 April 2024

Join our Australia-wide National Family Day Care Week Campaign

Do you want to join the sector in raising nationwide awareness for family day care? If the answer is yes, make sure you register your National Family Day Care Week Picnic with FDCA before 14 April 2024.

Registering your picnic means that you are joining our national effort to raise the image and profile of family day care across the country. FDCA members who register their National Family Day Care Week picnic will have a customised press release sent to their local media outlets.

Just one press release can result in a news article that has the ability to reach thousands of people, so register your event today and be part of the celebration!

To register your picnic, click here.

Registrations for media coverage closes on Sunday 14 April 2024.

What is National Family Day Care Week?

National Family Day Care Week is one of the most important events on the family day care calendar, spreading awareness of the vital role family day care educators, coordinators and services play in the development and wellbeing of over 75,000 Australian children.

By registering a picnic and sharing your celebrations on social media using the official hashtag, #FDCWeek24, you’ll join the only nation-wide celebration dedicated to recognising the enormous contributions that family day care makes to Australian children, families and communities each and every day.

To find out more about National Family Day Care Week and start planning ideas for your picnic, click here.

More than Insurance?

When educators and services insure with FDCA, they become part of the largest community of family day care professionals across Australia.

Our insurance packages include access to all the benefits of membership to support you and your business to thrive, including:

  • Real-time business, administration and regulatory support
  • The FDCA Learning Hub
  • The new and improved Family Day Care Locator, to market your business to Australian families looking for care
  • Free, customisable marketing materials and resources on the Market My Business Hub to help your business stand out from the crowd
  • Australia’s only magazine dedicated to family day care, JiGSAW
  • A peak body that represents, supports and promotes the sector on a national scale
  • Events and networking opportunities tailored to family day care

Trusted by educators and services for over 30 years, FDCA’s insurance packages will give you and your business the best possible protection - so that you can get on with the important job of providing quality education and care to children.

If you’d like to learn more about accessing your member benefits, or to simply have a chat with our friendly support staff, please call us on 1800 659 699 or send us an enquiry at

Join the FDCA Team

FDCA is currently on the lookout for a Communications Coordinator to join our team. This exciting opportunity is perfect for an individual with experience in copywriting, social media and events, reporting to the Marketing and Events Manager.

The role is a 12 month maternity leave cover, working part-time from our Kincumber office with the opportunity for flexible working, if interested you can apply here.

Remember to Register for the National Workforce Census

The Australian Government is reminding all early childhood education and care (ECEC) that it’s time to register for the 2024 National Workforce Census, if you have not done so already. The last National Workforce Census was conducted in 2021.

The Social Research Centre has again been contracted by the Australian Government to conduct the 2024 ECEC National Workforce Census, so look out for an email from them which contains important information about the census and how to register.

If you haven’t heard from the Social Research Centre yet, check your junk/spam folder. If you still can’t find the email, call 1800 639 098 or email .

The National Workforce Census helps the Australian Government to develop and measure policies and programs for the sector and is:

  • Mandatory for all Child Care Subsidy (CCS) approved providers under Family Assistance Law
  • The only large-scale collection of ECEC services that includes preschools and kindergartens.

You can read information about the National ECEC Workforce Census on the federal Department of Education’s website here.

Additional information and regular updates on the 2024 National Workforce Census are available on the Social Research Centre website.

Happy Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr also known as, the 'festival of breaking the fast' is a joyous occasion that marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting for Muslims, when they abstain from food and drink between dawn and sunset.

Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and Eid al-Fitr is significant in celebrating the end of a very intense month of fasting, prayer, self-reflection and charity. 

We wish a happy Eid al-Fitr to all our members that are celebrating.