20 December 2023

A Message from FDCA

This will be our last edition of Family Day Care Matters for 2023. Thank you to everyone who has contributed throughout the year, as always we hope to bring you informative pieces about our sector and support our members in any way we can.

FDCA wishes you and your families a very happy and safe holiday period and we look forward to supporting, promoting and representing you in 2024.

Our office will close 5pm this Friday, 22nd December and will reopen on Tuesday 2nd January, 2024.

The first edition of Family Day Care Matters for 2024 will be sent on Wednesday 10th January 2024.

FDCA Online Engagement Series: Call for Panelists in 2024!

Would you like to feature as a guest on an episode of the FDCA Online Engagement Series in 2024?

We’re calling for expressions of interest from FDCA members that would be interested in participating as panelists and sharing their knowledge on specific subject matter.

Following a successful launch in 2023 and episodes that covered a range of topics specifically curated for family day care, we’re looking to put a new calendar of content together for 2024.

Your chance to participate

If you have a passion or expertise in particular areas, we’re inviting you to express your interest in participating in 2024. To express your interest, all you need to do is click here and complete the simple online form.

Once you have completed the form, FDCA will keep your details on file and if an opportunity arises, we will contact you about the possibility of participating in an episode of the FDCA Engagement Series.

View previous episodes

To view previous episodes of the FDCA Engagement Series, click here to enter your FDCA Member Zone, where recordings of all episodes are available 24/7.

Download your FREE 2024 Wall Planner

FDCA’s 2024 Wall Planner is now available for download! 

The planner captures important dates including school and public holidays, key events and celebrations.

Two sizes of the Wall Planner are available to download:

  • A large A1 landscape 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); and
  • A smaller A4 portrait version which displays one month per page (this can be printed at home or at the office).

To download your FREE Wall Planner, log in to your FDCA Member Zone and click on the Resources and Factsheets subheading.

FDCA Holiday Closure Information

The FDCA national office will be closed from 5pm Friday 22nd of December 2023 and will reopen at 9.00am AEDT on Tuesday the 2nd of January 2024.

Should your family day care insurance require renewal during this period or if you need to purchase a new family day care insurance policy, please visit our website. If you need to make an emergency claim details of how to do this are located on our website.

Otherwise please call our office on Tuesday the 2nd of January. We wish all our members a safe and relaxing holiday season!

Promoting Educator Wellbeing Goes Beyond Self-Care Strategies

Educator wellbeing is at the core of being able to care effectively for children, and has been shown to be linked to positive outcomes for children’s wellbeing and educational outcomes. 

While learning self-care strategies are important, Be You has some excellent resources that show how promoting educator wellbeing goes beyond such strategies to creating a workplace culture where all educators and service support staff can thrive. 

On this page you can find links to the following very useful Be You resources to help individuals, educational leaders and learning communities to build and maintain educator wellbeing: 

  • An educators wellbeing guide
  • Fact sheets
  • Planning tools
  • Event recordings and videos