Family Day Care Resources

Family Day Care Australia is committed to supporting the sector in continuous improvement and in the delivery of quality practice.

As a Family Day Care Australia member, you will have access to a range of tools and resources.

FDCA Learning Hub

Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) has partnered with one of Australia’s most respected early childhood professional development and advocacy organisations, Early Childhood Australia (ECA), to provide our members with an outstanding new way to meet their professional development needs.

Established in 2014, the ECA Learning Hub is highly regarded for its contemporary and evidence-based library of courses. Through FDCA’s Member Zone, you’ll gain access to a suite of more than 25 online courses housed on our brand-new, partnered Learning Hub as part of your existing membership.

The FDCA Learning Hub is exclusively available to FDCA members via the FDCA Member Zone.

Supporting the mental health of children: Online program

A new online professional development program has been developed for those who work in the family day care setting to help build the capacity of educators, managers and coordinators to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in children.

Developed by national mental health institute, Everymind, with support from Family Day Care Australia, the first-of-its-kind program offers research-driven tools and techniques that have been specifically tailored for family day care. Supporting the mental health of children online program aims to deliver professional development approaches that builds confidence while encouraging educators, managers and coordinators to reflect on and look after their mental health and wellbeing.

To access the program and find out more, click here.

Visions for Quality: Reflecting on Practice

Visions for Quality: Reflecting on Practice is a resource that consists of 12 units which focuses on family day care educators’ work and how that work supports children’s learning. The overall aim is to promote good quality education and care services in family day care and in the sector as a whole, and to support services to comply with the National Quality Framework.

The Visions for Quality resource samples some – but not all - of the major components of good practice.

The resource, which is housed within FDCA's Professional Learning Portal can be accessed in the FDCA Member Zone.

Your Wellbeing Matters!

Working with children brings many intrinsic rewards, which keep family day care educators going ‘the extra mile’. Yet despite these joys and deep satisfactions, being a family day care educator is often physically, mentally and emotionally demanding. In recognition of this, Family Day Care Australia conducted a campaign called Your Wellbeing Matters – information and tips for family day care educators.

This resource has been developed as a place to share useful information, tips and resources to support educators’ personal wellbeing.

Click here to view this resource.