23 June 2021

FDCA 2021 National Conference: Grab your Early Bird discount before June 30

The end of the financial year is approaching* just in time for Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) members to take advantage of their exclusive members-only 2021 National Conference early-bird discount.

Members-only early bird pricing for the 2021 National Conference closes 30 June 2021, which is just 8 days away!

To make sure you don't miss out, you can secure your conference tickets at the heavily subsidised price of $599 by clicking here.

Our early bird pricing represents a saving of $150 on the cost of your ticket, which means more money in your pocket - courtesy of FDCA!

Extended refund policy for your peace of mind

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 up until three weeks out from the conference.

This means you can take advantage of our early bird pricing knowing that we’ve got you covered!

Conference program available to view!

Conference attendees will have a whopping 24 workshops to choose from on a range of different topics, along with keynote addresses from experts in the early childhood education and care sector and a final night gala to sweep you off your feet!

Both the conference program and workshop summaries are available on the conference website.

Coast to coast

From the wilds of the East Coast to the sands of the West Coast, and everything in between, Tasmania is yours to discover at the 2021 National Conference.

Stay a day or a week, there’s plenty on offer to satisfy even the most discerning traveler!

Click here to view a short video on what your could discover!

Want to know more about the FDCA 2021 National Conference?

To find out more about the FDCA 2021 National Conference, including information on accommodation and the amazing things to do in Tasmania, visit

*Please be sure to seek independent financial advice in regards to your own tax circumstances.

Real educators, great insurance

FDCA insurance offers protection for educators and services when they need it most. But don’t just take it from us! Find out how we helped a real member save thousands below.

Incident: a child attending family day care in an apartment complex threw a rock which damaged a window of common property in the same complex.

Claim amount: $17,950

The educator received a notice from her strata management company, claiming damages after the incident. The educator notified FDCA, who lodged the matter to the claim administrators.

A repair estimate was obtained and payment was made to the strata company with nil excess owed by the educator.

The result for the educator in question? The financial freedom to continue running her family day care business and peace of mind knowing that accidents happen, and we’re here to help.

To find out more about how FDCA insurance can give you peace of mind, visit our website or speak to one of our friendly insurance experts on 1800 658 699.

Use your experience in family day care to inform future professional development resources

Everymind, a leading institute dedicated to the prevention and awareness of mental ill-health, is looking for educators and coordinators to help guide the implementation of a program that aims to increase the confidence and capacity of family day care educators to support children’s mental health and wellbeing.

The experiences and perspectives of those working in family day care will help ensure the program’s successful integration into coordination units across Australia. If you’re keen to contribute, see the information below supplied by Everymind, as to how you can get involved:

“We welcome expressions of interest from educators and coordinators currently working in family day care, who can commit to attending up to four online meetings and provide additional email and phone feedback between now and July 2022. We expect this will be a 20-hour commitment spread over the 12 months.

If you’re interested, please email Alyse at to express your interest before 1 July 2021.”

REMINDER: Digital systems in the family day care sector

FDCA is currently undergoing a review of the digital systems available within the family day care sector, including those that FDCA currently provides to our members.

Your feedback and insights are a vital part of this review process, to ensure that we continue to give you the best member experience possible.

To do this we need your feedback and insights so that we can ensure you get the best out of your membership.

To access our short, digital systems survey please click on the buttons below. The survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete.

Survey for educators

Survey for services (coordination unit staff only)