Lake Macquarie Family Day Care

We’re an approved high-quality education and care service provider operating under the National Quality Framework. Government assistance with the cost of care is available to eligible families.

We register a network of qualified Educators who provide small group education and care in their home environments for children aged birth to 13 years. Care is typically a regular booking, although casual placement may be available. The service is available for a range of school and business hours, as well as potentially for overnight, weekend and school holiday options.

We have Educators in different areas in the Hunter and Central Coast. Our education and care services are available to families living in and out of Lake Macquarie City.

Enrol

Step 1.Contact us

Before you enrol your child, contact us on 4921 0156 so we can ensure there is an educator available in your preferred area.

If there are no educators available in your area, you'll need to add your name to our waiting list.(PDF, 96KB)

Step 2.Enrol

If an educator is available, you can enrol your child. Only parents or legal guardians may enrol their child in Family Day Care.

A one-off enrolment fee will be be charged

You'll need to complete the following paperwork to enrol your child:

 

Educate

Are you an educator with a difference? Want to set up your home as a learning environment that is fun and nurturing for children? Why not become an educator with Lake Macquarie Family Day Care?

To be able to register as one of our educators, you need to:

  • have sound knowledge of child development
  • have experience working with children
  • hold early childhood qualifications or be studying early childhood
  • have a current Workcover approved First Aid Certificate
  • have a Working with Children Check clearance and National Criminal History Record check
  • be willing to meet or exceed National Quality Standards
  • want to operate your own business

If you would like to know more about becoming an educator with Lake Macquarie Family Day Care, please contact us on 4921 0156 or familydaycare@lakemac.nsw.gov.au

Insurance

Educators are required to obtain public liability insurance. Your house and car insurer also needs to be notified that you are running a small business from your residence. The insurer will then endorse your policy appropriately.

Fees and charges

Educators are able to determine their own fees and charges. Educators need to provide a copy of their fee schedule to all parents and the Coordination Unit prior to the commencement of education and care for children.

Support and resources

We visit and provide resources to educators on a regular basis. Our staff will work with you to assist with opportunities for training and professional development.

Policies and procedures

Procedures

Forms