Family Day Care

Family Day Care is a unique form of child care, one that is able to nurture each child due to both the ‘home’ based setting and the small carer-child ratios. It provides a flexible form of care that includes overnight and weekend care and casual care.

Care is provided in the carer’s own home for children from 6 weeks to 12 years. Carers and their home environment are assessed and approved in accordance with State Government legislation.

Approved Carers may care for 7 children with no more than 4 children who have not yet started school.

The Gowrie (Qld) Inc. is the sponsor of six Family Day Care Schemes and provides a benchmark standard which is widely recognised and respected throughout Australia. All schemes sponsored by Gowrie (Qld) are accredited through the National Childcare Accreditation Council.

An extension of the Family Day Care program allows eligible families to apply for care to be provided in their own home. For more information on In-Home Care see “Info for Parents” at:
http://www.facs.gov.au/internet/facsinternet.nsf/childcare/families-in_home_care.htm

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