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 Professional Learning Portal

Free and exclusive to members!

The Family Day Care Australia Professional Learning Portal delivers on FDCA's ongoing commitment to supporting our members in their work; delivering quality outcomes for children in family day care.

The Professional Learning Portal, for the first time, provides members with exclusive members-only access to free and interactive online professional learning resources.

We understand that, for family day care services and educators, access to high quality professional learning resources that are tailored for family day care can be difficult and expensive to access.

We also recognise that in our ever-changing sector, it's critical that services and educators have timely access to high quality professional learning.

This is why we have developed the Professional Learning Portal.

The Professional Learning Portal gives services and educators access to self-guided, self-paced tools and resources that can be delivered how and when it suits; saving time, money, administration and fuss in the day-to-day operations of a family day care business.

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

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.