Northern Beaches Council Family Day Care offers highly personalised, flexible, quality care for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years. Our early childhood educators are carefully selected, professionally supported and mentored in their homes.

We understand that every child and family are unique and have different needs. We aim to accommodate your needs in a nurturing and safe home environment. The small group settings, personalised care and positive, collaborative relationships are all aspects of Family Day Care you will enjoy.

We support 60 Family Day Care services across our area. Call to find a service in your neighbourhood and arrange a tour today.

To find out more about Family Day Care, call our friendly team on 9942 2122 or email familydaycare@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au 

Or if you are ready, apply for a spot at a Northern Beaches Family Day Care now.

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About Family Day Care 

Council has been providing quality family day care (FDC) since 1976. FDC offers flexibility matched to your family's changing needs. We can provide full or part-time care, casual care, before/after school and vacation care.

Our FDC educators respond to each child's interests, strengths and abilities by providing developmentally appropriate learning experiences in line with the Early Years Learning Framework and My Time Our Place. These programs are developed in partnership with your family and you receive ongoing feedback about your child’s development. 

Council's coordination unit provides information, support and assistance to your family. The coordination unit also recruits and provides professional development opportunities to educators who are supported to meet the National Quality Standard. Northern Beaches Council FDC is licensed by the NSW Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate, Department of Education and Communities.


FDC fees are decided by your educator and vary depending on the type and length of care required. In general fees range from $11.45 to $18.62 per hour. 

Financial Assistance for Child Care

Northern Beaches Council FDC service is Australian Government approved. Depending on your family circumstances you may be able to claim Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Visit Department of Human Services website for more information.

Give us a call on 9942 2122 so we can tell you what's involved and how to apply.

Contact information

Family Day Care

Quality rating

Northern Beaches Council Family Day Care is currently rated as Exceeding within the ACECQA National Quality Framework

Become a Family Day Care Educator

Work from home as a Family Day Care Educator.


Educator Profiles

View the profiles of some of our Family Day Care Educators from across the Northern Beaches.