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Day Care - Family

Family Day Care

What is family day care?

Family Day Care is a Commonwealth Government funded Child Care Program operated by Maroondah City Council and is legislated under the Education and Care National Law and the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011.

Family Day Care is a high quality, professional, flexible and affordable home-based child care service which is responsive to the needs of children and families in the Maroondah municipality.

It is aimed primarily at children from birth to five years but can also assist school children up to the age of 12 years (and beyond in special or emergency situations).

The emphasis in Family Day Care is on security, warmth, learning and fun in a small group and family home environment.

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What would my child be doing?

Educators provide experiences and activities for children that are developmentally appropriate, are relevant to children's interests and skills and cater for diverse cultural backgrounds and special needs.

Children are also included in normal daily household routines such as cooking, shopping and visiting friends, relatives or other places.

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When is family day care available?

The service operates 52 weeks of the year, seven days a week, making it even more flexible for the families of Maroondah to meet their child care needs.

We offer full-time or part-time care, before and after school care, occasional, respite, school holidays and weekend care.

It is particularly suitable for parents who have unusual work hours or need extended hours of child care for their children.

We're dedicated to quality care

Maroondah Family Day Care carefully selects and screens educators and provides ongoing training and support. All educators have current approved First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Asthma certificates. Educators must also hold a minimum qualification of Certificate 3 in Childcare.

Our experienced staff arrange placements to suit the needs of the family and educator and monitors the progress of children in care.

We also monitor children in care outside office hours and provide a 24 hour emergency on-call service to educators to ensure support in emergency situations and enhance continuity of service provision for parents.

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What do we offer?

Maroondah Family Day Care provides:

  • Small family groups
  • Flexible hours
  • Affordable rates
  • Carefully selected and trained Educators
  • Developmentally appropriate and individually planned daily experiences for children in care
  • 24 hour emergency support for Educators
  • Monitoring of all children in care
  • Strict safety guidelines in Educators homes
  • Weekly playgroup programs which focus on creative, stimulating and developmentally appropriate activities
  • Care for school age children during school holidays
  • Care for children with special needs or a disability
  • Pre-school and school drop off and pick up (where possible) for children in care.

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Subsidies for Family Day Care

Maroondah Family Day Care provides affordable child care for families who live, work or study in the Maroondah Municipality.

Families may also be eligible for the Childcare Benefit available through Centrelink from the Federal Government.

Information on Fees and Childcare Benefit is available by contacting the Family Day Care service.

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How can I arrange Family Day Care?

If you would like to enrol your child in Family Day Care or just like some more information and a chance to talk to someone involved in Family Day Care, please contact:

Maroondah Family Day Care - 9294 5742

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Family Day Care payments

Family Day Care accounts can be paid online

or please see the back of your Family Day Care Tax/Invoice Statement for information on how to pay via the following options:

  • By mail
  • Post office
  • By telephone
  • At Council Offices
  • BPay

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