20 April 2022

New 3-month payment plan for the FDCA 2022 National Conference 

Available exclusively to FDCA members, our 3-month payment plan means you can secure your ticket and spread the cost over 3 monthly payments of $208!

To begin planning your great escape at the 2022 National Conference to one of Australia’s most jaw-dropping destinations, click here.

Peace of mind refund policy

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-19 related circumstances will receive a FULL refund on their ticket purchase.

This means you can purchase your FDCA 2022 National Conference ticket knowing that we’ve got you covered!

A jam-packed conference program!

The FDCA 2022 National Conference will provide delegates with the opportunity to select from over 20 workshops all under one roof! These interactive workshop sessions will cover a range of different topics and are designed specifically to support the needs of family day care professionals.

Not only will you be able to access workshops from leading sector experts, academics and grassroots family day care professionals with decades of experience on the ground, you’ll also be treated to keynote sessions from Maggie Dent, Jay Laga’aia and Professor Linda Harrison.

To view the FDCA 2022 National Conference Program, click here.

Want to find out more about the FDCA 2022 National Conference?

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Share your story in the next edition of JiGSAW

FDCA is on the hunt for submissions for the 2022 winter edition of JiGSAW magazine!

Do you have a programming or curriculum success story that you would like to share with the sector? Are you a service that would like to share a story about the achievements of your educators or staff?

Maybe you’ve been out and about on an exciting excursion or had an enthralling incursion that you would like to share?If you would like to contribute to the upcoming edition of JiGSAW, send us an email at

New ACECQA resource finder

The launch of a brand new resource finder means navigating the ACECQA website is easier than ever.

The resource finder will help you search for more than 240 resources designed to support the delivery of quality education and care. Type key words or phrases into the search bar and use the check boxes to refine your results by topic, category or resource type.

The ‘Export your search’ function will allow you to download a go-to spreadsheet containing titles and URLs for all the resources found on a searched topic.We encourage you to try the new resource finder here.

Get your nomination in for the 2022 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards!

Don’t forget to nominate your star colleagues in this year’s Awards!

As the only event of its kind, the Excellence in Family Day Care Awards celebrate our sector on a national level and recognise the achievements of our members, who make up one of the largest networks of women in small business in the country.

By submitting a nomination and spreading the word, you’ll raise the profile of your service and the family day care community as a whole.

The importance of taking part

As a member of the family day care community, your nomination plays a major role in the award submission review process.

If you know of educators, coordinators or a service that deserve to be recognised for the contributions they make to delivering quality outcomes for children, we encourage you to place a nomination here.

You can also help spread the word by sharing the awards on Facebook and  downloading our 2022 Award resources.

Nominations for the 2022 Awards close on 1 May 2022.

Help make this season one of our biggest years yet and showcase the unique benefits of the nurturing, natural approach to education and care that family day care provides to more than 94,000 Australian children.

To find out more information, including how your service, coordinators and educators could take home some amazing prizes, visit our website at

Easter giveaway on the FDCA Facebook page!

How did you and your children celebrate Easter?

Share photos of your family day care Easter celebrations on our Facebook post here and you’ll have a chance to win a $50 Haighs Chocolates gift card!

The FDCA Facebook page also contains updates on important events and the latest initiatives for our members, including the release of our first round of nominees in the 2022 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards.

Make sure to like and follow the page for your weekly dose of all things family day care.