Stay up to date in 2022 with sector news, events and initiatives on the FDCA Facebook page
The Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) Facebook page is your one-stop shop for sector news and media updates, along with information on important events and the latest initiatives for our members.
In 2022, we’re excited to continue our mission of Representing, Promoting and Supporting you, and providing you more ways to connect with your peers both online and in person.
Make sure to like and follow the page for your weekly dose of all things family day care.
Our Facebook page is also another way to connect with the team here at FDCA. Share your recent activities with us or send us a question, we’d love to hear from you!
Secure your spot at our 2022 National Engagement Program forums!
Registrations are open for FDCA’s 2022 National Engagement Program forums and with seating limited, we don’t want you to miss out!
Helping you to access premium professional development and learning, while providing opportunities to network with fellow family day care professionals and discuss the issues that matter to you, is an important part of the work that we do as your national peak body. Through the National Engagement Program, we’re proud to continue our investment into this important initiative.
Tickets are available now and have been heavily subsidised, with FDCA members on average receiving over $125 worth of value for just $15!
In 2022, FDCA members will also be able to take advantage of joint educator and service sessions, giving teams the chance to come together and share in the benefits of joint professional development workshops unique to the family day care environment.
Tailored professional development for family day care
Joining representatives from FDCA will be Red Nose Australia and Australian Child Care Career Options (ACCCO), who will both be providing premium professional development opportunities.
Red Nose Australia will deliver a “Safe sleeping for family day care” workshop, with ACCCO facilitating a presentation on “Child Protection: a family day care focused approach”.
Both workshops will have an emphasis on the role of services and educators, providing valuable insights for all participants and a holistic approach to child safety. This ticks an important box in terms of assisting services and educators to meet both their professional development obligations under Element 7.2.3 of the NQS, and their child safety and child protection obligations under Standard 2.2 and Element 2.2.3.
Full summaries of forum workshops are available to download from the FDCA website by visiting each forum’s webpage.
Attendees will receive a certificate for each workshop in acknowledgement of the learning experience.
Refreshments across the day and an official Networking Lunch will also be included, alongside an exclusive presentation from FDCA on our 2021-2022 Member Initiatives.
Secure your ticket
Capacity across each event is strictly limited, so make you secure your registration by clicking here.
Register for the chance to win an FDCA 2022 National Conference ticket
By registering for the National Engagement Program, not only will you get the value we’ve packed into our one-day forum, but you could also win a ticket to the FDCA 2022 National Conference.
There’ll be two tickets up for grabs for each forum and best of all, there’s no need to make a separate entry - simply register for a forum and you’ll automatically go into the draw!
For more information about the 2022 FDCA National Engagement Program and for a full listing of forums, visit www.familydaycare.com.au/nep.
Do you have a story to share in JiGSAW magazine?
FDCA is on the hunt for submissions for the 2022 autumn edition of JiGSAW magazine.
Do you have a programming or curriculum success story that you would like to share with the sector?
Are you a service that would like to share a story about the achievements of your educators or staff?
Have you been on an exciting excursion or had an enthralling incursion that you would like to share?
Or maybe you have your own unique story that you think JiGSAW readers could take inspiration from!
If you would like to contribute to the upcoming edition of JiGSAW, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a short description of your story.
To view the most recent stories shared by educators and services in our 2021 summer edition of JiGSAW, click here to access your FDCA Member Zone.
FDCA Market My Business Hub – Boost your business in 2022
Marketing your business to prospective educators and families is an important way to make sure your family day care stands out from the crowd.
Getting it right can be crucial in determining your success.
That’s why FDCA has developed the Market My Business Hub.
With over 30 years of experience in promoting the sector, the Market My Business Hub will take the hassle out of marketing your family day care – giving you more time to get on with the job of providing quality education and care.
The Market My Business Hub is exclusively available and FREE to FDCA members and has been created to support our members in promoting and positioning their family day care business with a consistent and contemporary look and feel.
Our suite of resources available through the Market My Business Hub, including our BRAND NEW SERIES of promotional videos, have been developed using extensive market research and stakeholder consultation, and best of all, are fully customisable to your business.
When you use the Market My Business Hub, you can be confident that your message resonates with what matters to your audience.
Through the Market My Business Hub, you’ll find:
- Promotional videos from real educators in the sector
- Email banners
- Social media images (promotional graphics)
- A copy of our family day care television commercials to share on your own digital networks.
New content for 2022
To provide you with even more opportunities to promote your service, we’ve made a few new additions to the Market My Business Hub, including posters, postcards and a full suite of videos that showcase family day care like never before!
To check out our amazing testimonial videos and hear real educators talk about the benefits of family day care and a career in the sector, click here.
To access the latest material available on the Market My Business Hub, click here.
If you haven’t accessed the Market My Business Hub before, we’ve created a short video to show you how it works and listed some instructions below to help.
How does it work?
You can access and order material from the Market My Business Hub by following these four simple steps:
1. Log into your FDCA Member Zone
2. Select "Market My Business" from the main menu
3. Select the marketing resources you would like to order (you can also view samples before making a selection)
4. Complete the relevant online forms with the details you would like on your material.
All that’s left to do now is wait for your customised digital materials to arrive in your inbox and rest easy, knowing that FDCA guarantees a maximum 10-day turnaround on all orders.
While you’re waiting... why not plan how you will use your new marketing materials?
Please note that brochures, flyers, postcards and posters are provided in soft copy only (PDF format).
Activating my FDCA Member Zone
To activate your online account:
1. Click here to activate your free account (for the best experience, use the latest Chrome browser)
2. Enter your service’s registered email address
3. An email will then be sent to your email address; click on the 'create password' button
4. Create and confirm your password
5. Click here to login and enter your FDCA Member Zone.
We hope you enjoy exploring your Market My Business Hub and we look forward to helping you continue to grow your family day care business!
Enter the New Year with peace of mind - Family Day Care Legal Services
FDCA’s Family Day Care Legal Services provides you with access to a team of trusted legal professionals to have your back when you need it most.
FDCA have teamed up with Clyde & Co, a multi-award winning law firm and specialists in the family day care field, to provide our members with legal advice and resources tailored to their business.
For as little as $3.15 a week, you can access expert assistance to tackle a range of legal, regulatory and operational issues, helping you save precious time and money.
Click here to begin your legal services subscription today
One of our educators was able to begin the process of recovering over $4000 of debt through her Family Day Care Legal Services subscription - giving her much needed peace of mind and greater financial security.
FDCA’s Family Day Care Legal Services is just one of the ways that we are supporting you, our members, to feel confident that your business is in good hands.