Family Day Care is a natural child care choice for children aged birth to 13 years in a family home environment. Children have fun, grow and develop through their engagement in play based learning. As family day care caters for smaller groups of children, each day can provide the flexibility and spontaneity that young children need whilst also offering the planning and thoughtfulness that occurs when one consistent educator knows your child well.
What can Family Day Care offer my child?
Family Day Care provides a nurturing, safe family environment in which your child’s discovery and learning is supported by:
Who can use Family Day Care?
All families can use Family Day Care. It is a service that can meet your family and child care needs for:
Who Provides Family Day Care? <
Each family day care educator operating their own unique business:
What does Family Day Care cost?
Educators operate their own individual family day care business as registered members of a service and are self employed, therefore educators’ fees (approved by the service) vary. Family day care services may also charge a fee for enrolled children. The Commonwealth Government assists families with child care costs through Child Care Benefit (CCB) and the Child Care Rebate (CCR). More information and to assess your eligibility please contact the Family Assistance Line on 13 61 50 or visit the Department of Human Services
Child Care Benefit helps cover the cost of child care in Family Day Care. You may be able to claim Child Care Benefit if:
The amount of Child Care Benefit you can get depends on the amount and type of care you use, your family’s income, the number of children you have in care, and whether you meet the ‘work, training, study test’ (or an exemption applies).
Child Care Rebate is paid in addition to Child Care Benefit and covers 50 per cent of out-of-pocket child care expenses, up to a maximum amount per child per year. If you claim and are eligible for Child Care Benefit approved child care and you and your partner meet the Child Care Rebate ‘work, training, study test’ (or are exempt from it), you may be eligible for Child Care Rebate.
How do I find a Family Day Care educator in my area?
Family Day Care operates throughout the metropolitan and rural areas of Western Australia and family day care services are not restricted to set suburbs /areas, so you may choose to contact more than one service.
When you contact the co-ordination unit, staff will discuss your child care needs and assist you to find the care arrangement most suitable for you and your child. To locate the family day care services in your area click here: FDC Services
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