14 April 2021

Secure your 4-month payment plan today!

Providing our members with more ways to access professional development and networking events is important to us. That’s why we’ve launched a final 4-month payment plan for the FDCA 2021 National Conference.

The 4-month payment plan allows you to purchase your conference ticket at our early bird pricing, with 4 monthly payments of $156.00. This offer ends 31 May 2021.

Don’t delay your great escape. Click here to secure your payment plan today!

Extended refund policy for your peace of mind

To provide our members with a risk-free ticket purchasing experience, FDCA will ensure that any members who are unable to attend the conference due to COVID related circumstances will receive a FULL refund on their ticket purchase up until three weeks out from the conference.

This means you can take advantage of our 4-month payment plan knowing that we’ve got you covered!

Preliminary conference program available to view!

Start planning your unique conference experience with the release of our 2021 National Conference preliminary program.

Conference attendees will have 24 workshops to choose from on a range of different topics, in addition to keynote addresses from experts in the early childhood education and care sector.

On the final night of the Conference, you’ll have the chance to let your hair down and get your boogie on at the Gala Dinner!

Click here to view the program.

2021 National Family Day Care Week - picnic registrations extended to 16 April 2021!

Join the National Family Day Care Week celebrations on Monday 3 May 2021 to Sunday 9 May 2021 by holding your very own National Family Day Care Week picnic.

Register your picnic here!

Registrations have been extended until Friday 16 April 2021 to give you more time to get involved!

*Please note, the deadline to claim a National Family Day Care Week Picnic Pack has now passed, however you can still register your National Family Day Care Week Picnic for media purposes by Friday, 16 April 2021.

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, showcasing the essential role that family day care educators and services play in the development and wellbeing of over 107,000 Australian children.

How do I participate?

We’re asking educators and services to get involved by hosting a picnic. This can be at your home, your service’s office or a local park - the sky's the limit.

Once you register your picnic, Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) will send a media release to local media outlets in order to generate positive publicity about your picnic and about the importance of National Family Day Care Week.

By hosting your very own National Family Day Care Week picnic and sharing your celebrations on social media using the hashtag #FDCWeek2021, you will join a national campaign highlighting the enormous contributions that family day care makes to Australian families and children each and every day.

Business Wellbeing training available now  

Everymind, a leading national Institute dedicated to improving mental health and wellbeing, has launched Business Wellbeing - free online training tailored to the unique needs of small business owners in Australia, including family day care educators.

The training will equip you with knowledge and tools that can support you when you’re facing challenges at work that can impact your wellbeing.

Four 15-minute modules on mental health and wellbeing, stigma, effective communication, and addressing mental health in the workplace are available, and can be completed at any time before 30 May 2021.

Access the training here to start learning skills that will help you promote mental health and wellbeing.

More than just great insurance!

Membership with FDCA is included as part of our Family Day Care Insurance Packages for educators and services. When you purchase insurance with us, you become part of Australia’s largest community of family day care professionals.

To assist all of our members to deliver quality practice and thrive in every aspect of their business, FDCA offers a comprehensive range of member benefits:

  • Real-time, specialist business and regulatory advice
  • Tailored family day care resources to drive continuous improvement and a deeper understanding of the NQF
  • Regular communications on issues that matter
  • Ongoing consultation to assist in informing the priorities of FDCA
  • Strong advocacy and representation on local, state and federal levels
  • The FDCA Locator Tool, helping you market your business to families in need of care across Australia
  • FDCA’s Member Zone, a one-stop shop for exclusive resources, training courses, resources and tools
  • Free, customisable marketing and promotional tools
  • Access to FDCA's Professional Learning Portal
  • Exclusive entry to FDCA events that shape the future of the sector
  • A peak body that understands the needs of services and educators, and is invested in the ongoing viability and success of the sector

Give us a call on 1800 658 699 to find out more about how you can start taking advantage of your member benefits!

Share your tips and tricks and help your fellow educators

Family Day Care Australia are launching a brand new social media series to help educators navigate the regulatory, administrative, operational and educational hurdles of a career within the family day care sector.

This campaign will look to our members and the wider sector as sources of expert advice for the common issues that educators face. After all, who knows the ins and outs of a career in the sector better than our frontline educators and services?

If you’re a creator, an innovator or if you have some tips and tricks you’d like to share to support your fellow educators, we’d love to hear from you.

We would also love to hear from you if you have a problem or issue that would like us to address as part of this series.

Maybe you’d like some information on budget-friendly ways to resource your business? Or maybe you’d like to hear from real educators on the “dos and don'ts” when starting your career in family day care?

There’s no issue too big or too small for this series. To get involved, simply send a message to the FDCA Facebook page.

To all those who have participated so far, we can’t wait to share your stories!