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 includes Family Day Care Australia's Professional Learning Portal
  • On demand phone support
  • A subscription to Family Day Care Australia's JiGSAW magazine
  • 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
  • Member’s only insurances
  • FDCA's exclusive members only National Police Checks service
  • 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 2022 National Conference to be held on 15-17 September 2022 at the Grand Chancellor Hobart.
  • 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.

Click here to view just some of the additional Member Initiatives FDCA is undertaking in 2021-22 to support you across the year!

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 FDCA's family day care locator, that allows members to customise their locator listing with a photo and vacancy information
  • Media and communications support – one of Family Day Care Australia's communications professionals will write professional quality press releases on request to help promote your stories, events and celebrations
  • The opportunity to participate in the Excellence in Family Day Care Awards

Click here to view just some of the additional Member Initiatives FDCA is undertaking in 2021-22 to promote you across the year.

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 Sector Viability Strategy, released in late 2019, we currently have three core goals to support the ongoing viability of family day care as the natural choice for Australia families:

  • increased quality of family day care service provision;
  • growth in higher quality service provision; and
  • the long term viability of the family day care sector.


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

Click here to view just some of the additional Member Initiatives FDCA is undertaking in 2021-22 to represent you across the year.

Become a member of FDCA

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

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