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National Family Day Care Week

In 2024 we will celebrate the 12th edition National Family Day Care Week from 6-12 May.

National Family Day Care Week celebrates the vital role family day care plays in the development and wellbeing of over 75,000 Australian children.

National Family Day Care Week is integral to raising the image and profile of family day care. It celebrates the unique benefits of the small group settings, personalised educational programming and flexible hours of care that make family day care the option of choice for so many Australian families.

Over its history, National Family Day Care Week has inspired more than 360 positive media stories on the family day care sector, reaching 4 million Australians!

Make sure to share your celebrations in 2024 on social media using the official hashtag, #FDCWeek24.

Family Day Care Australia CEO, Andrew Paterson, with The Hon Dr Anne Aly MP, Federal Minister for Early Childhood Education, chatting to members at our 2023 National Family Day Care Week Picnic in the Park at Stirling Civic Gardens in Western Australia.



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.

Hold your own National Family Day Care Week picnic

In early 2024 we will open picnic registrations so that FDCA can send a media release to your local media outlets to create positive media about family day care and share family day care's unique benefits with all Australians. We will also encourage you to share your celebrations with us on Facebook and Instagram using #FDCWeek24!