Responding to the diverse needs of our community, our Family Day Care service provide quality education and care programs for children between 6 weeks and 12 years of age in a secure and caring home environment.
Our Family Day Care service can offer weekend and overnight care to part-time, before and after school care, vacation care and full-time long-day care options.
Based on our Ready for School and Ready for Life programs, our service is provided by a network of accredited Educators who are trained and monitored under the Southern Cross Family Day Care Scheme.
From their own homes, our Educators provide care for up to 7 children (4 under school age and 3 attending school, including their own children) – providing children with the opportunity to learn and develop their social skills in a small group environment.
Through our network of Educators, playgroups are also organised to give children the opportunity to interact in larger groups.
As a service, we offer the children extended community opportunities such as cultural events, visits with local emergency groups, playgroups and visit to local community homes.
As our Educators own their own businesses, fees will vary from Educator to Educator. Your Educator will provide you with a fee schedule as part your initial discussions. Southern Cross Family Day Care is an approved child care service and, as such, entitles you to claim benefits such as Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate, or other subsidies you may be eligible for.