FDCA 2025 National Conference

We are pleased to announce that the FDCA 2025 National Conference will take place in Melbourne from 23-25 October 2025.

Being held at the Pullman Melbourne Albert Park the FDCA 2025 National Conference promises to be one of our largest events to date and whether you’re attending purely to expand your own knowledge base or might be tempted by Melbourne’s wealth of food, culture and attractions, we have no doubt this will be a conference not to be missed!

All your professional learning needs under one roof

The FDCA 2025 National Conference will deliver a wide range for professional learning opportunities in the one setting! Whether you’re an Educator, Coordinator, Educational Leader or Service Manager, you can be sure that we’ll have the content you’re looking for.

Create a network and build life-long friendships

You might come for the content, the food, the shopping or to see Nathan Wallis, but we know that one thing the FDCA National Conference builds is life-long friendships. The conference will give delegates the unique chance to network with family day care professionals from across Australia and catch up with friends from conferences past.

Payment plans available

To ensure that all members have the best possible chance to attend the conference, we will once again be offering payment plans exclusively to FDCA members. A ten-month payment plan is currently available to members, this means members can choose to purchase their conference ticket outright or across ten convenient payments.

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Nathan Wallis announced as first keynote speaker!

Nathan Wallis

We are very excited to reveal that internationally acclaimed New Zealand neuroscience educator Nathan Wallis has been confirmed as our first keynote speaker for the conference.

Nathan's professional background includes working as an early childhood teacher, child therapist, social service manager, university lecturer and neuroscience trainer. Aling with hosting the TV Series, “Kids Don’t Come With A Manual”, the documentary “All in the Mind”, and co-host of the TV series “The Secret life of Girls”. Nathan appears on National Radio and TV as a guest expert on parenting, teaching and understanding the brain development of young people.

Inspirational and charismatic, Nathan’s ability to translate neuroscience into everyday life engages all audiences.

We can't wait to welcome Nathan at the conference!

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