A Family Day Care Educator must be a member of an approved Family Day Care Service before they can operate. Family Day Care Services are Co-ordination Units for Family Day Care and are staffed with qualified Early Childhood Education and Care people to provide advice and assistance to support Educators to provide quality care. As a member of our service, Educators are viewed as Australian Government approved Child Care Services and can offer full Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate entitlements to families.
A Family Day Care Educator who is providing care and is not a member of an approved Family Day Care Service is providing unlicensed care, and may be prosecuted. If an Educator leaves a service, they must cease providing care until they again become a member of an approved Family Day Care Service.