23 November 2022

Boost Your Business in 2023 with FDCA’s Market My Business Hub

As a member of Family Day Care Australia (FDCA), did you know that you have access to a range of FREE customisable resources that you can use to promote your family day care?

For many early childhood professionals and services, the time and cost involved in developing marketing materials is daunting.

That’s why, as your national peak body, we’ve developed a range of professionally crafted resources that you can access at no cost; taking the hassle out of marketing your business and giving you more time to do what you love.

What’s available in the Market My Business Hub?

All material in the Market My Business Hub has been designed on the back of extensive market research and sector consultation, so you can be sure that the material you order will resonate with your audience.

With a wide range of digital resources available in the Market My Business Hub, members can access:

  • Promotional videos
  • Testimonial videos from real educators
  • Brochures
  • Flyers
  • Posters
  • Postcards
  • Email banners
  • Social media graphics
  • Your own custom family day care logo

To access the Market My Business Hub, click here.

Take part in a survey on health and behaviour in early childhood settings

Take part in a study by Deakin University researchers investigating health and behaviour in early childhood settings, by completing a short online survey.

The study aims to help understand the current levels of confidence, knowledge, and skills of early childhood professionals, and further inform the types of support and professional learning experiences that educators may want or need in their environment.

The survey is free to access and all participants will have the opportunity to enter a draw for one of 50 x $50 supermarket e-gift vouchers (Coles or Woolworths).

Click here to lend your voice to this important research project.

Updates from the Department of Education

New Facebook guides

The Department of Education, via the Australian Child Care Providers and Services Facebook group, has released a series of guides to help early childhood professionals find information on important topics, including an explainer series on persons with management and control.

To access the resources, make sure to join the Facebook group here.

Temporary services closures

Early childhood services must report sudden or unexpected temporary closures.

This task can only be performed by a person with management or control (PMC) and must be performed within 24 hours.

PMCs can report temporary closures through their third-party software or the Provider Entry Point (PEP).

Reconciliation and cultural responsiveness in learning communities - Online resources

Early childhood education and care services lead the broader education sector in Reconciliation, with more than 7,500 approved early learning services registered to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) on the Narragunnawali online platform.

Narragunnawali supports schools and early education and care services to develop environments that foster a high level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions. 

Educators can visit the Narragunnawali website for support in developing a RAP, and coordinators can access professional learning and curriculum resources for help and ideas with the implementation of reconciliation initiatives.

Be You also has a series of resources on Reconciliation, with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and perspectives.

Visit their website here for ways to embed culturally responsive practices in education contexts, including how educators can learn about local knowledge, language and cultures to build trust and partnerships with children and families.

Home and contents insurance

Did you know that many standard home and contents policies won’t cover you if you’re running a business from home? Even if the claim isn’t business related!

Our home and contents policies have been specifically designed with the needs of family day care in mind, which means your business won’t have an impact on any claim you make.

Every home is different

We know that every educator, and every home, is different. That’s why our home and contents policies come in a range of shapes and sizes to meet the different needs and budgets of our members.

Get your quote or renew online in minutes

Visit our website here to get your free home and contents insurance quote today, or to renew your existing policy.

Trusted by educators and services for over 30 years, give us a call on 1800 658 699 to find out more about how FDCA has got you covered.