6 March 2024

National Family Day Care Week

Get your pens out and mark the date on your calendar - National Family Day Care Week is back for 2024 and will take place from 6-12 May.

Registrations are now open for National Family Day Care Week Picnics and the first 200 picnics registered by FDCA members will receive a FREE National Family Day Care Week Picnic Pack, which will contain:

  • 24 FDC Week stickers
  • 12 FDC Week postcard invitations
  • 2 x A2 FDC Week posters

Members will be able to use these packs to promote and celebrate their National Family Day Care Week Picnics as we all celebrate the important role family day care plays in the lives of Australian children, families and communities.

Hosting your National Family Day Care Week Picnic with FDCA means that we will publish a media release for your event, sending it to your local media outlets. In gaining media awareness of the event, we hope to further promote family day care within your community and across Australia.

To register your National Family Day Care Week Picnic, click here, making sure to include your FDCA membership number in the registration form.

For more information, please click here or visit

New Learning Hub Modules

As part of our ongoing commitment to delivering high quality, contemporary professional development resources for members, we're excited to announce the addition of 5 new modules to the FDCA Learning Hub, meaning FDCA memes now have access to over 45 professional learning modules as part of their membership.

Available through your FDCA 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 professional development opportunities that can be accessed anywhere at any time.

The 5 new modules that are now available with your FDCA membership include:

  • Dealing with stress, pressure and burnout in education settings
  • Duty of care: Work health and safety in education and care
  • Emotion Coaching: A transformational tool
  • Privacy awareness in children’s services
  • Taking notice: Taking care

For more information, please click here.

JiGSAW Competitions are Now Open

Competitions are now open in the 104th issue of JiGSAW magazine and FDCA members have the opportunity to share in some great prizes on offer.

In this issue of Fun with FDCA in JiGSAW, members have the chance to win:

  • A Jamanga Tower Set valued at $169.95
  • A Dëna Rainbow Set valued at $98.95
  • A $50 Booktopia voucher

To go into the running to win these prizes, simply complete the puzzles on page 28 and submit your answers at before 31 March 2024

Remember, you can also access your JiGSAW magazine online by logging into your FDCA Member Zone.

Free Early Childhood Nutrition Webinars

The Connecting the Dots National Nutrition Service are providing additional early childhood nutrition webinars for Early Childhood Educators and Providers.

Upcoming webinars

  • Supporting children with fussy eating behaviours: March 19th, 2024, 2 - 3pm (AEDT) Register here
  • Teaching kids about food : May 3rd, 2024, 2 - 3pm (AEDT) Register here
  • Feeding Babies in early childhood education and care services: May 22rd, 2024, 2 - 3pm (AEDT) Register here
  • Menu planning tips: June 5th, 2024, 2 - 3pm (AEDT) Register here

For all registrations, please click here.

Webinars are delivered by a Child and Family Health Nurse Educator and an Accredited Practising Dietitian.

For more information, please click here or email the team at

Family Day Care Legal Services Has Got You Covered!

FDCA offers more than just great public liability insurance to protect your business. We have a range of options to protect your home, your vehicle and you!

We also offer Family Day Care Legal Services through our partners, Wotton & Kearney, to provide you with top tier legal advice and peace of mind.

Wotton & Kearney are one of the undisputed leaders in the legal services industry, with specific expertise in the provision of family day care and over 340 specialised lawyers operating across Australian and New Zealand.

Trusted by educators and services for over 35 years, visit our website or give us a call on 1800 658 699 to find out more about how FDCA has got all of your business needs covered.