25 October 2023

FDCA Learning Hub: New Module Released - Reconciliation in Children’s Education and Care: Taking the First Steps

We are pleased to advise members that a new module has been made available on the FDCA Learning Hub, Reconciliation in children’s education and care: Taking the first steps.

The addition of this new module now means that your FDCA membership includes access to over 46 professional learning modules at no extra cost.

This course is suitable for all educators looking to build their confidence in taking their first steps or next steps in embedding reconciliation in an approved education and care setting. 

Exploring reconciliation in early childhood education and care settings can be an extremely powerful way of teaching children about culture and introducing them to concepts such as respect, equity and justice. This course will help you take your first steps or next steps towards embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives and reconciliation into your daily practice.

By referencing the truth about Australia’s history, this course explains how knowledge and personal beliefs may impact your experience of reconciliation and how they form the foundation for building reconciliation in education and care practice.

Available through your Member Zone, and backed by one of Australia’s most respected early childhood professional development and advocacy organisations, Early Childhood Australia, the FDCA Learning Hub offers members contemporary and meaningful professional development opportunities that can be completed from the comfort of home, at a time that suits you.

To access this new module via your FDCA Member Zone, click here.

Excellence in Family Day Care Awards Gala Dinner - Tickets Still Available

A limited number of tickets to the 2023 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards Gala Dinner are still available!

Taking place on Saturday 25 November at the Adelaide Pullman Hotel from 6.30pm - 11.00pm, the Gala Dinner will celebrate all those nominated this year with special recognition for our award winners on the night. The awards dinner also provides guests with the opportunity to join friends and colleagues for a night of celebration. 

FDCA members are able to secure their tickets at a discounted rate of $130 ($165 for non-members) by clicking here.

What’s included with your ticket?

Dinner guests will be treated to: 

  • Pre-dinner welcome drinks and canapés
  • A delicious 2-course meal
  • Access to a 3.5-hour drinks package (6.30pm - 10.00pm)
  • Entertainment from our live DJ
  • Access to photos post-event

Event Details 

Location: Adelaide Pullman Hotel, 16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide
Date: Saturday 25 November 2023
Time: 6.30pm - 11.00pm
Dress Code: Cocktail

Tickets to the 2023 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards Gala Dinner are limited, so be quick to secure your ticket.

To find out more about the 2023 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards Gala Dinner, click here.

National Children’s Week 2023

Children’s Week is a national celebration that recognises the talents, skills, achievements, and rights of children. National Children’s Week is celebrated annually across Australia and is held between 21 October – 29 October 2023.

Each year, the Children’s Week Council of Australia selects an article from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) to serve as the theme for Children’s Week nationwide.

Based on Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the theme for Children's Week 2023 is "Children have the right to relax, play, and participate in activities they enjoy.

To mark the occasion, numerous events are being held at local, state, and national levels. These events aim to reflect on the theme and foster the spirit of togetherness among children and communities. To find out more information about events happening near you, please visit the Children’s Week Council of Australia website.

Have You Used FDCA’s Critical Reflection Resources?

Did you know that you can access a simple tool inside your FDCA Member Zone to support you with critical reflection?

FDCA’s Critical Reflection in Practice Guide contains an overview of the critical reflection cycle and a series of provocations to help educators embed critical reflection into their practice, as an ongoing and dynamic process.

The Guide is accompanied by a Critical Reflection Companion Resource (the Companion Resource) to assist members to make the most of their Guide and strengthen their pedagogical understanding. The Companion Resource looks further into what critical reflection is, how often it should be done and its importance for early childhood educators in delivering best practice.

Both the Guide and the Companion Resource have been developed in line with our commitment to offering our members a wide range of accessible and practical resources to support their business.

You can access the Guide (FDCA Critical Reflection Tool Poster) and Companion Resource in your FDCA Member Zone.

Notice of 2023 Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of members of Family Day Care Australia Limited will be held at 1.00pm (ACDT) on Saturday 25 November 2023 at the Pullman Adelaide, 16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide SA 5000.

If you would like to attend in person, please RSVP to FDCA’s General Manager, Scott Rollason, at by COB Thursday 9 November 2023.

The 2022-2023 Annual Report, Notice of Annual General Meeting and FDCA Proxy Form are now available to view online and can be downloaded by clicking here.