24 April 2024

Have You Registered With Geccko Yet?

Get Early Childhood Compliance Knowledge Online, or Geccko, is the new online learning platform for the early childhood education and care sector created by the federal Department of Education.

Geccko is designed to help you comply with your obligations under Family Assistance Law. Family Assistance Law (FAL) sets the rules for administering Child Care Subsidy.

On Geccko, you can:

  • Complete self-paced e-learning courses
  • Download course certificates upon completion
  • Access other resources such as videos and tip sheets

Geccko courses have been designed to be suitable for all staff across all approved care types, including family day care.

To access the free courses, you must first register for Geccko. You can register for Geccko here.

Courses vary between 10-20 minutes in length, so are easy to fit into your busy day.

Current courses available are:

  • Overview of Family Assistance Law and National Law
  • Fit and proper person requirements
  • Persons with management or control
  • Family Assistance Law notification requirements
  • Understanding enrolments
  • Reporting sessions of care
  • Fraud awareness
  • Electronic payment of gap fees

FDCA ANZAC Day Office Closure

Thursday, 25 April 2024, the National Family Day Care Australia offices will be closed to observe ANZAC Day. Our offices will reopen at 9am Friday 26 April.

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.

Lest we forget.

Boost Your Business with FDCA’s Market My Business Hub

As a member of FDCA, did you know that you have access to a range of FREE customisable marketing 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.

FDCA’s Market My Business Hub provides you with easy access to professionally crafted customised marketing resources to promote your business. With newly updated material and more options than ever available, you can order customised digital material so that you can have it printed as you see fit.

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.

Create Your Own Adventure with FDCA’s E-Book!

Inspired by our members and their families, FDCA’s “My Family” Day Care E-Book is a story about a child’s first day of family day care and is available to all FDCA members.

The E-Book is designed to support the transition of children into care and showcase the natural approach to play and discovery that family day care nurtures.

FDCA members are able to access, create and download as many versions of the E-Book as they would like, free of charge from any desktop device.

Members are also able to customise the names of the E-Book’s main characters, including the main child, the parent, the educator and the name of the family day care, to make the story personal to your children.

This level of customisation means that you can create a new E-Book for each child in your care, or create an E-Book for new children arriving in your care to share with their family!

Alongside the ability to choose the character names, the use of well-known Australian native animals in the illustrations will allow a wide range of readers to “step into the shoes” of their character and follow along with the adventure!

How to use the E-Book

“My Family” Day Care is available to access through your FDCA Member Zone, under the subheading E-Book.

To customise and download your very own copy of “My Family” Day Care, refer to our “How to” video here.

We hope you enjoy reading “My Family” Day Care as much as we enjoyed producing it for you!