6 April 2022

Get your nomination in for the 2022 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards!

Have you placed a nomination in the 2022 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards?

As the only event of its kind, the Excellence in Family Day Care Awards celebrate our sector on a national level and recognise the achievements of our members, who make up one of the largest networks of women in small business in the country.

By submitting a nomination and spreading the word, you’ll raise the profile of your service and the family day care community as a whole.

The importance of taking part

As a member of the family day care community, your nomination plays a major role in the award submission review process.

If you have educators, coordinators or a service who deserves to be recognised for the contributions they make to delivering quality outcomes for children, we encourage you to place a nomination here.

You can also help spread the word by sharing the awards on Facebook and  downloading our 2022 Award resources.

Nominations for the 2022 Awards close on 1 May 2022.

Help make this season one of our biggest years yet and showcase the unique benefits of the nurturing, natural approach to education and care that family day care provides to more than 94,000 Australian children.

To find out more information, including how your service, coordinators and educators could take home some amazing prizes, visit our website at

National Family Day Care Week for 2022: Register your picnic for media coverage

There are 4 days left to register your National Family Day Care Week picnic for media coverage.

Registering your picnic means that you are joining our national effort to raise the image and profile of family day care across the country.

FDCA members who register their National Family Day Care Week picnic will have a customised press release sent to their local media outlets.

To register your picnic, click here.

Registrations for media coverage close this Sunday 10 April 2022.

What is National Family Day Care Week?

National Family Day Care Week is one of the most important events on the family day care calendar, spreading awareness of the vital role family day care educators and services play in the development and wellbeing of over 93,000 Australian children.

10 Years of National Family Day Care Week

Over its 10 years, National Family Day Care Week has inspired more than 360 positive media stories on the family day care sector, reaching 4 million Australians!

By registering a picnic and sharing your celebrations on social media using the official hashtag, #FDCWeek2022, you’ll join the only nation-wide birthday party dedicated to recognising the enormous contributions that family day care makes to Australian children, families and communities each and every day.

National Family Day Care Week also continues to promote positive media coverage on the sector, which is an important part of our ongoing commitment to position family day care as the natural choice in high quality education and care for more Australian families.

Find out more!

To find out more about National Family Day Care Week and start planning ideas for your picnic, click here.

Creating authentic Easter traditions

There are a variety of ways to embrace an inclusive and diverse approach to the upcoming Easter holidays. Perhaps you’d like to explore an Indigenous perspective on Easter themes and traditions? Maybe you could look at how other countries around the world mark the occasion?

If you’d like inspiration and ideas on creating thoughtful activities and celebrating intentionally, we encourage you to read this article from The Spoke blog.

You can also send any photos or videos of your Easter highlights to the FDCA Facebook page!

New 3-month payment plan for the FDCA 2022 National Conference 

Available exclusively to FDCA members, our 3-month payment plan means you can secure your ticket and spread the cost over 3 monthly payments of $208!

To begin planning your great escape at the 2022 National Conference to one of Australia’s most jaw-dropping destinations, click here.

Peace of mind refund policy

To provide our members with a risk-free ticket purchasing experience, FDCA will ensure that any members who are unable to attend the conference due to COVID-19 related circumstances will receive a FULL refund on their ticket purchase.

This means you can purchase your FDCA 2022 National Conference ticket knowing that we’ve got you covered!

A jam-packed conference program!

The FDCA 2022 National Conference will provide delegates with the opportunity to select from over 20 workshops all under one roof! These interactive workshop sessions will cover a range of different topics and are designed specifically to support the needs of family day care professionals.

Not only will you be able to access workshops from leading sector experts, academics and grassroots family day care professionals with decades of experience on the ground, you’ll also be treated to keynote sessions from Maggie Dent, Jay Laga’aia and Professor Linda Harrison.

To view the FDCA 2022 National Conference Program, click here.

Want to find out more about the FDCA 2022 National Conference?

To find out more about the FDCA 2022 National Conference, including access to a range of accommodation options and ideas to fill your itinerary, visit

Your insurance information is just a click away!

Did you know that FDCA educator members can download their public liability insurance certificate online in seconds?

It’s part of our commitment to providing fast and easy ways to access the information that’s important to you!

As an educator, you’re required to have evidence of your public liability cover available at your family day care residence, in the event it’s requested by your service or your Regulatory Authority.

You can access your public liability certificate through the FDCA Member Zone, in the dashboard section.

If you’re an educator and haven’t registered your online account yet, this is your sign to start!

To activate your account, simply visit our website and follow the instructions.