13 January 2021

8-month FDCA 2021 National Conference payment plan now available

A reminder that FDCA’s new 8-month payment plan for the FDCA 2021 National Conference is available now!

The 8-month payment plan will allow FDCA members to purchase conference tickets with 8 payments of $78.00.

Make sure to get in quick, as access to the 8-month payment plan is only available for the month of January.

To access the new 8-month payment plan, click here.

Full ticket refunds available to members until 28 July 2021

We are mindful that for many, committing to the purchase of a conference ticket can be a difficult decision. To remove any concerns for members we are committed to offering full refunds to all members up until 28 July 2021.

About the FDCA 2021 National Conference

Taking place in Hobart from 28-30 October 2021, the FDCA 2021 National Conference will  not only be a first class professional development event, it will be a chance to discover why our southern neighbours are considered some of the happiest people in the world.

Join us for some well-deserved "me time" and take the opportunity to network with leaders in the early childhood education and care sector, and shape the future of the sector.

To find out more about the FDCA 2021 National Conference including information on accommodation and our keynote speakers, visit

‍Maggie Dent, Australia’s ‘Queen of Common Sense’, joins the FDCA 2021 National Conference line up!

Maggie Dent, one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators with a particular interest in the early years and resilience, will present a keynote address and two workshops at the upcoming FDCA 2021 conference.

Maggie is an advocate for the healthy, commonsense raising of children in order to strengthen families and communities, and is a passionate, positive voice for children of all ages. Maggie’s experience  includes almost two decades as a secondary teacher before moving into counselling, palliative care and suicide prevention.

To ensure you don't miss out on hearing from Maggie, click here to secure your conference ticket.

Call for Abstracts - Share your insights at the FDCA 2021 National Conference

Whether you are a seasoned participant or a first time attendee, presenting at the FDCA 2021 National Conference is a professional opportunity second to none. We welcome submissions on a range of topics that will appeal to the unique and varied experiences of our members, and which will enrich the work of FDCA in representing, supporting, and promoting the family day care sector.

If you are passionate about your work and hungry to share your expertise onstage to an audience of family day care professionals from across the country, this is the platform for you.

The submission process couldn’t be easier. Simply click here to submit your abstract.

The closing date for submitting your abstract is 31 January 2021.

Successful applicants will be informed no later than 26 February 2021.

Grow and promote your business with the FDCA Market My Business Hub

At FDCA we know how important it is to market your family day care business, but we also know it can be daunting, time consuming and expensive.

That’s why we’ve done some of the heavy lifting for you, with a suite of professionally designed marketing materials that can be customised to your business.

The resources available through the Market My Business Hub will allow you to promote your family day care business as a nurturing and high quality early childhood education and care option for families, and also as a career of choice for professionals wishing to work in the sector.

We've even developed some short videos for services and educators on how to use the Market My Business Hub.

Through the Market My Business Hub members can access:

  • Brochures
  • Flyers
  • Posters
  • Email banners
  • Social media images (promotional graphics)
  • Certificates of recognition (available for services only)

You can even request a copy of our family day care television commercials to share on your own digital networks.

Who can access the Marketing Resources Hub?

The Market My Business Hub is available exclusively to FDCA members. Best of all, access is included with your FDCA membership!

To access the Market My Business Hub you will need to activate your FDCA Member Zone.

How does it work?

Access and order material from the Market My Business Hub by following these three simple steps:

  1. Log into your FDCA Member Zone
  2. Select "Market My Business" from the main menu
  3. Select the marketing resources you would like to order (you can also view samples before making a selection)
  4. Complete the relevant online forms with the details you would like on your material. 

Once your order has been submitted it will be sent to FDCA and, once processed, your marketing resources will be emailed to you for use within ten business days.

Please note that brochures, flyers and posters are provided in soft copy only (PDF format).

Activating my FDCA Member Zone

To access your FDCA Member Zone, follow these five simple steps:

  1. Click here to activate your free account (for the best experience, use the latest Chrome browser)
  2. Enter your registered email address
  3. An email will then be sent to your email address; click on the 'create password' button
  4. Create and confirm your password

Click here to login and enter your FDCA Member Zone.

2021 FDCA Wall Planner available NOW! 

The 2021 FDCA Wall Planner is available now to download via your FDCA Member Zone.

The Wall Planner has important dates highlighted including school terms, public holidays and key events for the sector such as National Family Day Care Week and the FDCA 2021 National Conference. 

Two sizes of the Wall Planner are available:

  • a large A1 sized version which displays all 12 months of the year (this version is best printed using a professional printer or through a retailer such as Officeworks); or
  • a smaller A4 version which displays one month per page (can be printed at home or at the office).

To download your FREE Wall Planner, simply log in to your FDCA Member Zone and access the Factsheets and Resources section. 

If you haven't yet activated your FDCA Member Zone account, click here to enter your registered email address and commence the activation process.