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Family Day Care

Approved child care that focuses on each individual child's development and early learning in a nurturing, natural and flexible home environment.

Children & Youth Services
Children & Youth Services

Family Day Care

Engaging and safe educational environments for all children.

Our Family Day Care service provides an alternative childcare option for families in the Perth metropolitan area. Our local network of carefully screened and well-trained Family Day Care educators build on the interests and strengths of children through a dynamic play-based curriculum.

Our Family Day Care educators provide flexible care options to meet a family’s child care needs including part-time, full-time, before and after school, vacation, and in some instances: weekend overnight care.

We strive to support our Family Day Care educators in creating safe, educational, inclusive and nurturing learning environments. Our educators regularly participate in ongoing professional development to maintain the currency of their care skills and knowledge. Through frequent monitoring visits we encourage meaningful, open relationships be developed between our educators, families and our service through communication, support and flexibility. Our professional development support and guidance aims to bring our community and educators together to enhance children’s education and sense of belonging. 

What are the benefits of our Family Day Care?

The benefits of choosing our Family Day Care include:

  • Guaranteed continuity of care, with each qualified educator operating small groups to build long-term relationships and flexible routines;
  • Integrated age groups which enables siblings to play and learn together;
  • Encouraging programed and spontaneous play that caters for each child’s needs and interests;
  • Excursions to local community play services and events to increase learning opportunities for children under our care.

Who can Family Day Care Help?

Our Family Day Care services are available for families with children from six weeks to 13 years old.

How can Family Day Care be Accessed?

To find a Family Day Care Educator located near you, please click here.
To enquire about a vacancy, please click here.

Fees and Charges

Family Day Care Educators each have their own fee schedule that is reviewed and approved on a six monthly basis by Communicare FDC service. The service also charges families a parent levy of $1.50 per hour, capped at $68 a week for one child and $136 per week for families with multiple children enrolled.

Educator fee schedules range from $78 - $110 per day. For casual rates and Before and After School Care the hourly rate ranges from $9.00 per hour to $21 per hour. For more information contact Communicare on 92515777 and ask for a FDC staff member.

Parents can apply for Child Care subsidy (CCS)  to reduce their child care fees. The CCS is funded by the Federal Government and families must register and apply through Centrelink. Visit the Australian Government Services Website here for more information.

Our Locations

Our Family Day Care Educator Support Officers are located in Cannington. For more details and hours of operation, please click here.


Our Family Day Care educators are individual owner-operators registered with Communicare Inc. Each follows the principles of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and work within the requirements of the National Quality Framework (NQF), the National Quality Standard (NQS) and the National Law and Regulations as set by the Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).