About National Family Day Care Week

Throughtout the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, the team at Family Day Care Australia are working hard every day to continue to advocate for broader support for the sector, both at a service and educator level and are working tirelessly to ensure the sector remains as strong as possible in these unprecedented times. The safety of you and your families remains at the forefront of what we do.

In light of this and following the recent restrictions put in place by state, territory and federal governments, we have made the decision to postpone all face-to-face events scheduled to take place before 30 June 2020. This includes National Family Day Care Week, which was scheduled to take place from 4-10 May 2020.

We thank you for your understanding and support of this decision. We hope to be able to announce new dates for these events later in the year, and as your national peak body we look forward to supporting and promoting the sector through these events.

Now in its eighth year, National Family Day Care Week will run later in 2020.

National Family Day Care Week is about recognising and promoting the important role family day care educators and services play in the development and wellbeing of more than 112,000 children across Australia.

National Family Day Care Week is integral in raising the image and profile of family day care. The annual celebration generates nationwide media, highlighting the many unique benefits of family day care and positioning our sector as a high quality, flexible early childhood education and care option for Australian families.

Why should you get involved?

  1. To celebrate the uniqueness and individuality of all children in your family day care community - remember, “every child is a star”
  2. Acknowledge and celebrate the valuable contribution of the family day care sector and its vital place in the early childhood education and care landscape
  3. Be a part of something bigger! This is a chance for educators and services from right around the country to unite and feel a sense of connectedness and belonging
  4. It allows you to engage and build relationships within your local community
  5. To help create positive media and public awareness and raise the image and profile of the sector.

So, are you ready to shine?