26 February 2020

FDCA 2021 National Conference - Payment plans now available to members

FDCA is excited to announce that payment plans for full registration early-bird tickets to the FDCA 2021 National Conference are now available, exclusively to FDCA members!

Why use a payment plan to purchase my ticket?

For many members the option of paying for their conference ticket by the month makes it much easier to purchase, as they don't have to worry about paying for the full amount up front. Payment plans were an extremely popular option for members who attended the FDCA 2018 National Conference and we're pleased to be able to support members by providing these additional options for purchasing tickets.

What plans are available?

To provide members with more flexibility when purchasing tickets, two types of payment plans are available to members: a 12-month and a 6-month plan. FDCA members are able to access the 12-month payment plan up until the end of 31 August 2020, while access to the 6-month payment plan will conclude on 28 February 2021.

How can I access a payment plan?

To purchase your FDCA 2021 Conference ticket via a payment plan, simply click here and choose the 12-month or 6-month option when selecting your ticket.

To find out more about the FDCA 2021 National Conference, visit


National Family Day Care Week: Watch this space!

National Family Day Care Week is coming up once again this May and we’re calling on the entire family day care sector to join the celebrations.

This year, National Family Day Care Week will be celebrated from Monday 4 May through to Sunday 10 May 2020, providing the sector with an opportunity to recognise and promote the important role family day care educators and services play in the development and wellbeing of more than 112,000 children across Australia.

Keep an eye on your inbox as we will soon be revealing details on how you can claim one of 300 National Family Day Care Week picnic packs, including stickers, a poster, balloons and postcard invitations!


Updated fact sheets from the Australian Government about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

On 24 February 2020 the Australian Government published further updated factsheets on the novel coronavirus for the education and training sector.

The updated Department of Health factsheets can be found by following the link on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website. The Department will continue to advise each time these factsheets are updated.

Please regularly check the Department of Health’s website to help ensure that you are using the latest version of these factsheets.


National Engagement Program – Register now for Melbourne and Canberra forums!

Following overwhelmingly positive feedback to the 2019 National Engagement Program (NEP) forums, FDCA is excited to announce that the NEP is returning to Melbourne and Canberra.

We're continuing to invest in and support our members!

In your role as a family day care professional, we recognise that it is vital that you are able to access ongoing professional development and networking opportunities, while also having the chance to critically reflect on your practice as you strive to deliver high quality outcomes for children.

That's why in our role as your national peak body, we will proudly continue to invest in the ongoing professional development of our members. This means attendance at our NEP forums will again be FREE (valued at over $100) for our members.

Limited tickets remaining

The upcoming Melbourne and Canberra forums have already received a great response. There are less than 20 seats remaining in Melbourne and only 10 available in Canberra, so register now to make sure you don't miss out!

To find out more about the 2020 NEP forums, visit


FDCA Media Update

Over the last weekend, Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) was disappointed to see various news outlets run stories, repeating tired rhetoric about the family day care sector.

This coverage regarding a small group of unscrupulous 'operators' continues to unfairly taint the reputation of our sector, which is made up of fantastic educators and services that go above and beyond to support families and provide high quality outcomes for children all across Australia.

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