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FDCA lodges Pre-Budget Submission for 2022-2023

In response to the Australian Government’s call for submissions regarding priorities for the 2022-2023 Federal Budget, Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) lodged a submission to Treasury on behalf of our members on Friday 28 January 2022.

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FDCA - Supporting You in 2021

Today we bring you the last of Family Day Care Australia's (FDCA) three-part series of bulletins sharing with you our Member Initiatives and Key Projects over the year that’s been.

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FDCA - Promoting You in 2021

Today we bring you the second of Family Day Care Australia's (FDCA) three-part series of bulletins sharing with you our Member Initiatives and Key Projects over the year that’s been.

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FDCA - Representing You in 2021

Today we bring you the first instalment in Family Day Care Australia's (FDCA) three-part series sharing with you some of our Key Initiatives and projects overthe year that’s been.

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FDCA Election Policy Commitments for Family Day Care

FDCA’s Election Policy Commitments is a chance to provide the Leaders of Australia’s major political parties, along with relevant Ministers and Shadow Ministers,with a proposed series of targeted initiatives that will increase the capacity of the family day care sector and ensure long-term viability.

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Create your own adventure with the launch of FDCA’s E-Book!

Inspired by our members and their families, Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) has developed a brand-new electronic storybook (E-Book) narrating a child’s first day of family day care! The E-Book is designed to support the transition of children into care and showcase the natural approach to play and discovery that family day care nurtures.

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Register now for the 2022 FDCA National Engagement Program forums!

Family Day Care Australia’s (FDCA) National Engagement Program is back for 2022 and places are now officially open! Helping our members access premium professional development and learning, while providing opportunities to network with fellow family day care professionals and discuss the issues that matter to you, is an important part of the work that we do as your national peak body.

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2021 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards - Educator National Finalists for 2021

Our final round of National Finalists is here! Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) is pleased to reveal our Educator National Finalists for 2021.

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2021 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards - Service National Finalists for 2021

Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) is thrilled to reveal our Service National Finalists for 2021!

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2021 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards - Coordinator National Finalists for 2021

Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) is proud to announce our Coordinator National Finalists for 2021.

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2021 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards - Perpetual Star Award Winners announced!

Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) is excited to announce our 2021 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards, Perpetual Star Award Winners! The Perpetual Star Award honours an educator, coordinator and service that has contributed to the family day care sector for a period of time of 15 years or more and continues to thrive.

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2021 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards - Emerging Star Award Winners announced!

FDCA has the enormous privilege of announcing our 2021 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards, Emerging Star Award Winners! The Emerging Star Award category celebrates an educator, coordinator and service that is new to the family day care sector but has made a big impact in a short amount of time.

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2021 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards - ACT and NSW Regional Educator Award Winners announced!

Cue the drum roll! Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) can at last announce our final round of Regional Educator Award Winners in the 2021 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards. Congratulations to all 24 of our ACT and NSW Regional Educator Winners! We are proud to recognise your dedication, passion and commitment to continuous improvement.

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2021 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards – SA and WA Regional Educator Award Winners announced!

Congratulations to all 18 of our SA and WA Regional Educator Winners. Your nurturing, natural approach to quality early childhood education and care shines a light on the unique benefits of our sector for so many Australian families and children.

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2021 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards - TAS and VIC Regional Educator Award Winners announced!

Congratulations to all 16 of our TAS and VIC Regional Educator Winners. We are thrilled to highlight your outstanding work and your ongoing commitment to excellence.

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2021 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards - NT and QLD Regional Educator Award Winners announced!

Following a record-breaking 5,200 nominations, Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) congratulates all 11 of our NT and QLD Regional Educator Winners!

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2021 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards - Nominations closing soon!

Do you know an educator, coordinator or service that deserves to be recognised for the contributions they make to delivering quality outcomes for children? If the answer is yes, make sure you get your nominations in before Sunday 13 June 2021. Your nomination can play a major role in the Award submission review process.

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Nominations for the 2021 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards are OPEN NOW!

Now in its tenth year, the Awards are the only program of its kind celebrating the family day care sector across Australia. It’s our chance to showcase the stories and achievements of educators, coordinators and services and promote family day care as the natural choice in early childhood education and care for more Australian families.

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FDCA provides submission to the 2019 Review of the National Quality Framework

As part of the 2019 National Quality Framework (NQF) Review process, a second phase of national consultation was put forward with the release of the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (CRIS). The proposals put forward in the CRIS could result in changes being made to the Education and Care Services National Law, the Education and Care Services National Regulations or guidance materials covering the application of the legislation.

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Happy National Family Day Care Week!

It’s officially National Family Day Care Week, one of the biggest events on the family day care calendar showcasing the incredible and valuable work of coordinators, educators and services across the country.

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2020 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards National Winners announced

Following a record-breaking 2020 Awards season, the National Winners were announced on Saturday 27 February 2021 at the Midnight Hotel in Canberra during the 2020 Awards Dinner.

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FDCA responds to tired rhetoric

Family Day Care Australia was disappointed by the stories run across various news outlets over the weekend. This coverage regarding a small group of unscrupulous 'operators' continues to unfairly taint the reputation of our sector, which is made up of fantastic educators and services that go above and beyond to support families and provide high quality outcomes for children all across Australia.

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FDCA releases industry first study into the next generation of family day care educators

Family Day Care Australia is proud today to release an industry-first study into the family day care workforce in Australia: Attracting the next generation of family day care educators. The study, which drew on the feedback and insights of 1,288 current family day care educators across Australia, explored the current socio-demographic profile of family day care educators.

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FDCA responds to tired rhetoric

FDCA was disappointed by the stories run across various news outlets over the weekend.

This coverage regarding a small group of unscrupulous 'operators' continues to unfairly taint the reputation of our sector, which is made up of fantastic educators and services that go above and beyond to support families and provide high quality outcomes for children all across Australia.

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FDCA releases industry first study into the next generation of family day care educators

FDCA is proud to release an industry-first study into the family day care workforce in Australia: Attracting the next generation of family day care educators.

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FDCA submission to the Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement on family day care residences with swimming pools, spas and water features in WA

On 13 May 2019 FDCA made a submission to the WA Dept of Communities in response  to the recently released Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (CRIS) on family day care residences with swimming pools, spas and water features in WA.

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Children, educators and services shine during National Family Day Care Week

From 6 - 12 May 2019, family day care educators, services, families and children from all around Australia came together to celebrate the important role family day care plays not only in their communities, but in shaping and supporting the lives, hopes and dreams of hundreds of thousands of children around the country.

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2019 National Family Day Care Week launched by Family Day Care Australia

Following a successful week in 2018, National Family Day Care Week is back again in 2019 and Family Day Care Australia is calling on the entire family day care sector to join in on the celebrations! Now in its seventh consecutive year, National Family Day Care Week will run from Monday 6 May through to Sunday 12 May 2019.

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Time for change in Government rhetoric on rorters and fraudsters says Family Day Care Australia

Family Day Care Australia (FDCA), the national peak body for the family day care, is calling on the Australian government to reframe its approach and its language in its dealings with the family day care sector.

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Red Tape Committee Final Report released

On 3 December 2018, the Red Tape Committee released its final report. The final report focuses primarily on the broader policy and process to limit and reduce red tape. However, it confirms that the recommendations from the sector-specific interim reports still stand.

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