To provide family day care, applicants are required to complete a registration and membership process through a Family Day Care Service. Useful information about requirements and family day care services can be found on the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority website.
Family day care is a home business offering education and care for up to a maximum of seven children aged from birth to 13 years, including the educators' own children, in the educators' own home. Only four of the children can be below pre-primary school age.
Family day care providers intending to prepare food require approval from the City's Health Services. Applicants are required to submit to the City:
- completed Family Day Care Application Form;
- completed Application for Registration/Notification of a Food Business form; and
- Family Day Care application fee of $55.00 plus Registration Certificate fee of $30.00.
Please note: new family day care applications or transfers to new premises will not be accepted for residences with a swimming pool, spa and/or water feature after 31 December 2020. Existing family day care providers prior to this date are still permitted to operate with extra conditions in place.