Further funding support for NSW flood affected areas
The NSW Government has announced further financial relief for small business owners in NSW impacted by flooding across February and March 2022.
The Disaster Recovery Small Business Grant has been created for eligible small business owners in a defined disaster area to support the costs of clean-up and the reinstatement of business operations.
Funds of up to $15,000 will be provided to eligible, approved applicants based on quotes submitted during the application process (e.g. invoices for cleaners). Evidence of payment is not required at this stage.
Evidence, including valid tax invoices, will be required in relation to the first $15,000 if applicants are seeking funding from $15,000 to $50,000.
To receive funds of between $15,000 to $50,000, applicants will be required to submit evidence of payment of the relevant costs at the time of application.
Click here to begin your application for a Disaster Recovery Small Business Grant or to find out more information.
Existing funding support
Governments have a number of financial assistance programs available for individuals and approved services affected by the recent flooding. Please click here for a summary of the support programs currently available.
General information and support relating to natural disasters can also be found through the following links:
FDCA understands that this has been an exceptionally difficult time for so many educators and services affected by the floods. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for assistance on 1800 658 699 or at email@example.com
Registrations Open for the 2022 National Family Day Care Week for 2022
Monday 2 May 2022 to Sunday 8 May 2022 is National Family Day Care Week and this year, we’re celebrating its 10th birthday.
Join the party as we mark 10 amazing years of showcasing family day care across the country by registering your own National Family Day Care Week picnic.
The first 200 FDCA members to register their event by 27 March 2022 will receive a FREE Family Day Care Week Picnic Pack containing:
- 12 FDC Week postcard invitations
- 12 FDC balloons in a variety of colours
- 1 x A2 FDC Week poster
- 24 FDC Week stickers
Register your event here, making sure to include your Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) membership number in the registration form.
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 and services play in the development and wellbeing of over 93,000 Australian children.
10 Years of National Family Day Care Week
Over its 10 years, National Family Day Care Week has inspired more than 360 positive media stories on the family day care sector, reaching 4 million Australians!
By registering a picnic and sharing your celebrations on social media using the official hashtag, #FDCWeek2022, you’ll join the only nation-wide birthday party dedicated to recognising the enormous contributions that family day care makes to Australian children, families and communities each and every day.
National Family Day Care Week also continues to promote positive media coverage on the sector, which is an important part of our ongoing commitment to position family day care as the natural choice in high quality education and care for more Australian families.
Get ready for the party!
To find out more about National Family Day Care Week and start planning ideas for your picnic, click here.
2022 Close the Gap Campaign report launch
Be part of the launch of the 13th annual Close the Gap Campaign report, ‘Transforming Power; Voices for Generational Change’, produced by the Lowitja Institute.
The webinar will be held tomorrow, Thursday 17 March, from 11:30am to 1pm AEDT, and features a range of speakers highlighting the work of Indigenous organisations and communities in leading transformation, gender justice and allyship.
Close the Gap is an independent, Indigenous-led campaign comprising 55 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous health, NGO and human rights organisations.
It calls on political leaders from all levels of government to take action on health and life expectancy equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Register your spot for the webinar here and take part in this one-of-a-kind professional development and learning experience.
FDCA Market My Business Hub – Boost your business in 2022
Marketing your business to prospective educators and families is an important way to make sure your family day care stands out from the crowd.
Getting it right can be crucial in determining your success.
That’s why FDCA has developed the Market My Business Hub.
With over 30 years of experience in promoting the sector, the Market My Business Hub will take the hassle out of marketing your family day care – giving you more time to get on with the job of providing quality education and care.
The Market My Business Hub is exclusively available and FREE to FDCA members and has been created to support our members in promoting and positioning their family day care business with a consistent and contemporary look and feel.
Our suite of resources available through the Market My Business Hub, including our BRAND NEW SERIES of promotional videos, have been developed using extensive market research and stakeholder consultation, and best of all, are fully customisable to your business.
When you use the Market My Business Hub, you can be confident that your message resonates with what matters to your audience.
Through the Market My Business Hub, you’ll find:
- Promotional videos from real educators in the sector
- Email banners
- Social media images (promotional graphics)
- A copy of our family day care television commercials to share on your own digital networks.
New content for 2022
To provide you with even more opportunities to promote your service, we’ve made a few new additions to the Market My Business Hub, including posters, postcards and a full suite of videos that showcase family day care like never before!
To check out our amazing testimonial videos and hear real educators talk about the benefits of family day care and a career in the sector, click here.
To access the latest material available on the Market My Business Hub, click here.
If you haven’t accessed the Market My Business Hub before, we’ve created a short video to show you how it works and listed some instructions below to help.
How does it work?
You can access and order material from the Market My Business Hub by following these four 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.
All that’s left to do now is wait for your customised digital materials to arrive in your inbox and rest easy, knowing that FDCA guarantees a maximum 10-day turnaround on all orders.
While you’re waiting... why not plan how you will use your new marketing materials?
Please note that brochures, flyers, postcards and posters are provided in soft copy only (PDF format).
Activating my FDCA Member Zone
To activate your online account:
1. Click here to activate your free account (for the best experience, use the latest Chrome browser)
2. Enter your service’s 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
5. Click here to login and enter your FDCA Member Zone.
We hope you enjoy exploring your Market My Business Hub and we look forward to helping you continue to grow your family day care business!
Stay up to date in 2022 with sector news, events and initiatives on the FDCA Facebook page
The Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) Facebook page is your one-stop shop for sector news and media updates, along with information on important events and the latest initiatives for our members.
In 2022, we’re excited to continue our mission of Representing, Promoting and Supporting you, and providing you with more ways to connect with your peers both online and in person.
So far we’ve seen highlight videos of our 2021 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards National Finalists and Winners, including a livestream of the Gala Dinner in Canberra, along with recaps of our National Engagement Program forums in Canberra and Sydney and the official launch of registrations for this year’s National Family Day Care Week.
Make sure to like and follow the page for your weekly dose of all things family day care.
Our Facebook page is also another way to connect with the team here at FDCA. Share your recent activities with us or send us a question, we’d love to hear from you!