As a member of Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) our focus is to represent, support and promote you so that you can provide great outcomes for the children and families you support.

When you become a member of FDCA you join a network of early childhood educators and service professionals across Australia and you are making a vital contribution to our work in supporting, promoting and representing the sector. As your national, not-for-profit, peak body, your investment in us, is an investment in a stronger future for family day care.

Supporting You

We will also help you in delivering quality outcomes for children and in the management, administration and compliance of your business, including free resources and professional development.

As a member you'll have access to:

  • Exclusive FDCA Member Zone access which is an FDCA member's our one stop shop for professional development, resources and marketing materials
  • Access to the myFDCA App
  • 24/7 access to the FDCA Online Engagement Series via the FDCA Member Zone for professional development at your fingertips
  • Access to the Family Day Care Australia/Early Childhood Australia Learning Hub, which includes over 45 modules
  • On demand phone support to assist you with the day-to-day business of family day care
  • Members-only resources and content available via the FDCA Member Zone to support you in your work
  • An annual subscription to JiGSAW magazine – the only family day care specific magazine in Australia – delivered direct to your home or office, valued at $35
  • A subscription to Family Day Care Australia's weekly e-newsletter and bulletins to keep you up to date
  • Access to discounted family day care legal services subscriptions
  • Professional development resources such as the Short Guide to Early Childhood Pedagogy and the Critical Reflection Poster
  • Access to discounted member prices for insurance products, including loyalty discounts on insurance packages (after 12 months of membership)
  • FDCA's exclusive members only National Police Checks service
  • Opportunities to attend conferences, forums and other family day care events to connect with educators from across the country
  • Access to premium funding arrangements that help you manage your budget by spreading the payments of membership and a range of insurance products when taken together
  • Member discounts to conferences, forums and other family day care events, like the FDCA 2025 National Conference
  • Access to the Compliance Dashboard for services, which not only provides a real-time data on educators' insurance currency status, but allows services to Services to track a range of vital information about their educators, including the status of their National Police Checks, Working with Children Checks, First Aid Training, and Anaphylaxis and Emergency Asthma Training.

Promoting You

Our other major function for members is to promote family day care as an option of choice for parents and potential educators, helping you to promote and grow your business.

As a member you'll have access to:

  • FDCA's Market My Business Hub – which provides free, professionally designed digital marketing resources to all of our members including flyers, brochures and posters
  • A FREE listing on the FDCA family day care locator that allows members to customise their listing with a profile page, photo and vacancy information to help you reach families directly and promote your family day care business
  • Media, marketing and communications support
  • Access to FDCA's family day care photo library
  • The opportunity to participate in the Excellence in Family Day Care Awards
  • Media support of member events during National Family Day Care Week

Representing You

Changes in child care policy can have a significant impact on our sector. As a member we will help you understand your regulatory environment, stay up to date with changes that affect you and to have your say on and influence child care policy.

Through continued advocacy and consultation, FDCA develops submissions on an ongoing basis to ensure our sector is represented within all levels of local, state and federal bodies on all major policy issues affecting the family day care sector.

As outlined in our 2022-2025 Strategic Plan, we are committed to providing a clear and executable roadmap for a stronger future for  family day care through our Mission, our Values, our Strategic Priorities and our Key Initiatives.

As a member you also have the opportunity to:

  • Contribute to member surveys and consultations on issues as they arise
  • Provide input into FDCA's submissions to governments on key policy and regulatory matters affecting the sector
  • Participate in vital research conducted by FDCA or in partnership with some of Australia's leading universities and ECEC academics
  • Nominate to participate in FDCA advisory groups
  • Nominate and vote for Board Directorship

Become a member of FDCA

For more information, please email or call 1800 658 699.

Our office hours are 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday (AEDT).