17 February 2021

2020 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards - National Finalist videos

In the lead up to the announcement of our 2020 National Educator, Coordinator and Service Winners for our 2020 Awards season, we are sharing the stories of our National Finalists on the Family Day Care Australia Facebook page.

Watch out for the video reveals of our National Finalists this week and next, as we recognise their incredible achievements and celebrate the strength and successes of the sector.

Autumn edition of JiGSAW - We want YOU

Calling all bookworms and lovers of literature! We invite you to nominate for the position of JiGSAW book reviewer for the autumn 2021 edition.

Not only will you receive four wonderful books for your family day care business, you will also be able to share them with your children and discuss their thoughts and feelings about the stories with the entire sector.

If you would like to be considered as our book reviewer for the autumn 2021 edition of JiGSAW, please email with your membership number and contact details before 12.00pm AEDT on Friday 19 February.

Share your latest excursion in JiGSAW magazine

Have you recently been Out & About and want to take the opportunity to tell everyone about it?

We are now taking Out & About submissions for the 2021 autumn edition of JiGSAW. If you’re an educator or a service that has a story to share with the sector, we would love to hear from you!

Simply send a short email to and tell us about the excursion you want to share.

The lucky winner will have a full page article published in the autumn edition of JiGSAW magazine and will receive additional copies of the magazine to share with families and friends.

Summer edition of JiGSAW available now!

The summer edition of JiGSAW is available now through the FDCA Member Zone! To access the digital edition of JiGSAW, click here to enter your Member Zone.

What if I haven't activated my FDCA Member Zone?

To activate 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
  5. ‍Click here to log in and enter your FDCA Member Zone.

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 a career of choice for early childhood professionals.

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 also 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. 

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 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).

ACECQA educator wellbeing posters

A strong focus on supporting educator wellbeing is critical to building a quality family day care service and ultimately, to achieving quality education and care outcomes for children, families and communities across Australia. It is now well established in the research that a sense of wellbeing in educators contributes to their good mental health by assisting them to be more resilient in meeting the everyday demands and emotional needs of the children they care for. It also helps foster the development of strong connections and maintain positive relationships with families and children.

Service leaders and approved providers can foster the wellbeing of their educators and build a supportive culture by giving priority and prominence to the importance of educator wellbeing in their service.

ACECQA has developed a series of posters to support and promote educator wellbeing, connected to each of the seven quality areas of the National Quality Standard (NQS).

We encourage services to download and display these resources to assist them in opening professional discussions about educator wellbeing and reflect on strategies they could put in place to foster the wellbeing of their educators.

To view the posters, visit ACECQA’s website here:

To revisit the topic of educator wellbeing and its importance visit this edition of ACECQA’s We hear you blog.