For Educators


For Educators

Family Day Care Educator Toolkit

This series of brochures is designed to help educators, especially new Family Day Care educators.

  1. What is a Family Day Care Educator?
  2. Questions to Ask Family Day Care Services
  3. Family Assistance Law: Your Obligations and Rights
  4. Induction: Key Things You Need to Know When Starting as a Family Day Care Educator
  5. Tips for New Educators
  6. Starting Out Right – Making Sure You Are Acting Lawfully
  7. Consequences of Non-Compliance With the Family Assistance Law

Video: Becoming A Family Day Care Educator

Child Care Financial Integrity Strategy

The Child Care Financial Integrity Strategy (Integrity Strategy) summarises the Australian Government’s approach to ensuring child care funding is being properly administered by providers, services and educators.

The Integrity Strategy will help you understand the Australian Government’s expectations, potential intervention responses and the assistance they provide to help providers, services, family day care educators and families gain the necessary skills and knowledge to comply with the law.

Resources to help you comply with the Family Assistance Law

There are a range of resources to help Family Day Care educators comply with the rules, including:

Child Swapping

The Australian Government has implemented laws to stop ‘child swapping’ in Family Day Care services. These changes affect approved Family Day Care services and educators entitled to child care payments if their child is enrolled for care in an approved Family Day Care service.

Information on child swapping: a web page containing information for child care providers, services, educators and families

Additional Resources

The Department of Education website has a resources page available, which includes:

  • The Guide to ACCS (child wellbeing) contains information for child care providers, services and educators involved in the administration of Additional Child Care Subsidy (child wellbeing).
  • The Frequently Asked Questions page, covering a range of topics on the Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy.

You can also access previous email newsletters to find information on important topics. The Department of Education sends regular email newsletters, which cover important early childhood, education and care related information.

If you would like to receive these newsletters, please subscribe here.

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