27 January 2021

FDCA digital systems survey winner announced!

Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) thanks all of our members who took the time to complete our survey informing a review and audit of our digital systems. The feedback provided will assist us to ensure you get the best out of us and your membership.

As you may be aware, each survey participant went into the running to win a brand new iPad.

FDCA extends our congratulations to the lucky winner, Lois Toms!

Be sure to keep an eye out for future chances to win with FDCA.

2021 FDCA Wall Planner available NOW!

The 2021 FDCA Wall Planner is available now to download via your FDCA Member Zone.

The Wall Planner has important dates highlighted including school terms, public holidays and key events for the sector such as National Family Day Care Week and the FDCA 2021 National Conference. 

Two sizes of the Wall Planner are available:

  • a large A1 sized version which displays all 12 months of the year (this version is best printed using a professional printer or through a retailer such as Officeworks); or
  • a smaller A4 version which displays one month per page (can be printed at home or at the office).

To download your FREE Wall Planner, simply log in to your FDCA Member Zone and access the Factsheets and Resources section. 

If you haven't yet activated your FDCA Member Zone account, click here to enter your registered email address and commence the activation process.

Planning for wellbeing resource available to download - Be You

Be You has developed a Planning for Wellbeing: mine, yours, ours guide for early learning services, school age care services, and schools to guide ways of planning, learning and acting together for wellbeing.

Making time for mental health and wellbeing is an important part of developing and sustaining healthy communities. Using this resource, educators, coordinators and services can reflect on their practices and find new ways to make mental health and wellbeing a part of their everyday conversations.

This resource is available to download through the Be You website and can be used to:

  • grow your understanding of stress and mental health;
  • identify connections between stress, stress behaviour and the brain; and
  • experience how Be You’s mental health and wellbeing resources and the National Quality Standard can support and inform each other.

We encourage our members to download the resource here.

Final chance to have your say on vital research into family day care!

Access the survey here.

Whether you are an educator, coordination unit staff member or an approved provider, make sure your voice is heard in a significant new study exploring what leadership looks like in a family day care context.

This study is your chance to participate in vital research focusing specifically on the family day care sector and we strongly encourage all of our members to take part. The survey is quick and easy to complete and doesn’t require you to give your name.

The survey is closing at the end of January 2021, so make sure to get in quick.

To date, more than 500 approved providers, coordination staff and educators have completed the survey. We are very grateful for their time and effort in completing the survey.

What do I need to do to participate in the study?

Complete and submit the online survey. The survey asks questions about you, your work in family day care and your views and experiences of leadership within the sector and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Remember to submit your answers at the final step!

We strongly encourage you to share the survey with other educators, service staff and approved providers across your network.

To access the online survey, simply click here.

If you have any questions about the survey, or the vital research it supports, please contact us at