20 September 2023

FDCA Member-Elected Director: Voting Now Open

FDCA is holding an election to fill a member-elected Director position on our Board, and we are pleased to announce that the voting period is now open.

The FDCA Board of Directors is focused on the effective governance of the organisation, including strategic direction, finance, compliance and risk management. Some of the responsibilities of the Board include:

  • Crafting the mission, vision and values of the organisation;
  • Reviewing financial statements, approving the budget and ensuring that the financial assets of the organisation are safeguarded and used appropriately; and
  • Monitoring progress towards the achievement of goals and objectives set out in the strategic plan.

The collaborative and performance-driven culture of the Board of Directors reflects FDCA’s commitment to best practice and continuous improvement as your peak national body.

To view profiles of the candidates who have successfully nominated for this position, please click here.

In accordance with FDCA’s constitution and the Board Director Nomination and Election Standing Order of the Board, the election campaign will be conducted by an online voting ballot, where current financial members of FDCA are eligible to place a single vote for the vacant position.

FDCA members are advised to check their emails for instructions on how to vote.

Voting will conclude at 5.00pm (AEDT) on Tuesday 3 October 2023.

NEW Compliance Responsibilities Guidance Resources

ACECQA has unveiled updated versions of the compliance responsibilities specifically tailored for family day care providers, nominated supervisors and educators. The aim of these resources is to assist family day care providers and educators in gaining a deeper understanding of their obligations and responsibilities under the National Law and National Regulations.  

These guides have been revised to reflect the changes to the NQF effective from 1 October 2023.

Giveaway: A Morning with Maggie and Vanessa

We're excited to have 5 tickets valued at $100 each to give away to "A Morning with Maggie and Vanessa".

In this very special live event, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors, Maggie Dent, will be joined by one of Canada’s favourite parenting authors and experts, Dr Vanessa Lapointe, to explore how we can better understand our children, and how to respond to them with love... and boundaries.

This is an event not to be missed for anyone who lives or works with children, from toddlers to 12-year-olds!

A Morning with Maggie and Vanessa will take place on Saturday 14 October, from 9.00am - 12.30pm at Dee Why RSL, Dee Why, NSW.

To go into the draw to win one of 5 tickets, simply enter via our Facebook page or email and tell us in 20 words or less why you would love to spend A Morning with Maggie and Vanessa.

Entries close on Wednesday, 20 September 2023 at 11.59pm AEST.

Learning Hub Course Removal: Reconciliation Action Plan

We are removing the following course: Reconciliation in Action from the FDCA Learning Hub on 29 September 2023 and a new course titled Reconciliation in children’s education and care: Taking the first steps, will soon be added to the FDCA Learning Hub.

If you have recently completed this course, please ensure you download and save your notes as soon as possible, as these will not be saved beyond 29 September 2023.

You may also wish to download the certificate of completion for your own personal records.

If you have started the course, we strongly recommend completing it before 29 September 2023. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to providing you with the new course in the near future.

Nutrition and Physical Activity in Family Day Care

Griffith University is conducting a study to learn more about the nutrition and physical activity environment in the Australian family day care sector. The goal is to understand what is going well and what needs to be improved, so that tailored interventions that meet the specific needs of family day care educators and providers can be developed.

Who can take part?

If you are currently working as a family day care educator in Australia, you’re invited to participate in this research project.

What’s in it for me?

At the end of the survey, you will be offered the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win one of three $100 vouchers for Kidstuff. 

How to participate

To commence the survey, simply click here.

Completing this survey takes about 15 minutes. If you have any questions regarding this research project, please contact Lieke Vorage from Griffith University at

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur—the Day of Atonement—is considered the most important holiday in the Jewish faith. According to tradition, it is on Yom Kippur that God decides each person’s fate, so Jews are encouraged to make amends and ask forgiveness for sins committed during the past year.

The holiday is observed with a 25-hour fast and a special religious service. Yom Kippur 2023 begins on the evening of Sunday, September 24 and ends on the evening of Monday, September 25.

Find out how Family Day Care Legal Services has got you covered!

FDCA offers more than just great public liability insurance to protect your business. We have a range of options to protect your home, your vehicle and you!

We also offer Family Day Care Legal Services through our partners, Wotton & Kearney, to provide you with top tier legal advice and peace of mind.

Wotton & Kearney are one of the undisputed leaders in the legal services industry, with specific expertise in the provision of family day care and over 340 specialised lawyers operating across Australian and New Zealand.

Trusted by educators and services for over 30 years, visit our website or give us a call on 1800 658 699 to find out more about how FDCA has got all of your business needs covered.