7 July 2021

NAIDOC Week 2021 - Heal Country

NAIDOC celebrations are being held in family day care homes across the country this week to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The theme for 2021 is 'Heal Country', which calls for stronger measures to maintain, recognise and protect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and heritage.

NAIDOC is celebrated by Australians from all walks of life.

We encourage all of our members to participate in NAIDOC week and support their local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

To participate in a NAIDOC week event near you, or to share your NAIDOC event, visit the NAIDOC website at

You may also wish to visit the SNAICC website, which has specific resources for the early childhood sector and is the national voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children:

FDCA 2021 National Conference: Early bird discount extended

In light of the circumstances across the country at the moment due to COVID-19, FDCA has made the decision to extend our early bird pricing offer.

This heavily subsidised price of $599 will now be available until the end of July - which means more money in your pocket, to look after yourself and your loved ones.

You can access this discount by clicking here.

Extended refund policy for your peace of mind

‍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 up until three weeks out from the conference.

This means you can take advantage of our early bird pricing knowing that we’ve got you covered!

From all of us here at FDCA, we wish you and your family a safe time and look forward to seeing you in October.

Provider eligible enrolments for ACCS have ended

On 30 June 2021, all active Provider Eligible Additional Child Care Subsidy (child wellbeing (ACCS) enrolments ended in the Australian Government Child Care Subsidy System.

Services that have children enrolled under this type must create new enrolments under a Complying Written Arrangement or a Provider Eligible Arrangement from 1 July 2021.

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has more information on children enrolled under ACCS and how to register these enrolments in the new financial year.

Real educators, great insurance

FDCA insurance offers protection for educators and services when they need it most. But don’t just take it from us! Find out how we helped a real member save thousands below.

Incident: a parent slipped on the driveway of an educator’s house when collecting her child from family day care, hurting her ankle. The parent was transported to hospital where the ankle was found to be broken

Claim Amount: $80,000

The initial claim received by the educator totalled $150K for general damages, medical care and future expenses.

FDCA investigated the incident and settled on a shared liability with the home owner’s insurer to settle the claim. The educator paid nil excess.

The result? Being able to get back to the important job of providing quality education and care without stress or financial burden.

To find out more about how FDCA insurance can give you peace of mind, visit our website or speak to one of our friendly insurance experts on 1800 658 699.

Open for Entries - June FDC Educator Hacks!

A reminder to submit your entry for our June edition of FDC Educator Hacks!

Designed exclusively for our educator members, FDC Educator Hacks is a monthly social media series designed to support the delivery of quality practice, connect you with your peers and promote the quality areas of the National Quality Standard (NQS).

Your challenge: to come up with a fun, low-cost and innovative program, activity or resource connected to an area or element of the NQS, that reflects this month’s theme.

Your prize: the winner of each month will receive a $50 Bunnings e-gift card and a dedicated post on our Facebook page featuring their creation!

The theme for June is “Inclusivity”

How to enter

To submit your FDC Educator Hacks entry, simply send us a Facebook message here with:

- Your FDCA membership number;

- A high resolution photograph or video of your creation; AND

- 100 words or less on how your creation fits this month’s theme and how it connects to the NQS.

Submissions for our June FDC Educator Hacks will close at 11:59pm on Friday 23 July 2021, with the winner to be notified and announced on our Facebook page on Friday 30 July 2021.

Best of luck to all entrants and happy “hack-ing”!