When you become a member of Family Day Care Australia you join a network of early childhood educators and service professionals across Australia.

As a member, you are making a vital contribution to our work in supporting, promoting and representing the sector. As your national, not-for-profit, peak body, your investment in us, is an investment in a stronger future for family day care.

Becoming a member of Family Day Care Australia also gives you access to a fantastic range of member benefits, services and support. These include:

  • Expert early childhood, management and operations phone support for educators and services
  • Exclusive members only access to high quality resources developed specifically for the family day care sector and member’s only content on the FDCA website to support you in your work
  • FREE listing on our family day care locator to help you reach parents directly and promote your family day care service
  • FREE Insurance Status Reports included with Service membership to support your compliance obligations
  • FREE registration at FDCA National Engagement Program networking and professional development forums
  • Access to discounted member prices for insurance products including loyalty discounts on insurance packages (after 12 months of membership)
  • Access to discounted rates if you purchase your National Police Check through FDCA
  • An annual subscription to our quarterly magazine, JiGSAW – the only family day care specific magazine in Australia – delivered direct to your home or office, valued at $50
  • A weekly e-newsletter - Family Day Care Matters
  • The opportunity to participate in the Excellence in Family Day Care Awards
  • Access to discounted family day care legal services subscriptions
  • Access to premium funding arrangements that help you manage your budget by spreading the payments of membership and a range of insurance products when taken together
  • Member discounts to conferences, forums and other family day care events
  • Access to members only offers and discounts from organisations such as Vodafone, Energy Australia and 365 Roadside Assistance

Membership categories

Category Price Description
Individual $49.90
per year

Open to educators, parent-users of family day care, employees or volunteers of a service or entity applying to become a service, retired educators still actively involved in the family day care sector, employees of state or territory Family Day Care Associations and Board appointed Directors of FDCA who are not otherwise eligible to be members.

Service $159.90
per year

Open to any registered family day care service or entity applying to become a family day care service, with membership rights and privileges exercised by the nominated duly appointed representative

Organisation $95.00
per year

Open to an incorporated body which is involved or associated with the provision of family day care in the opinion of the Board; or a person who is the authorised representative of an unincorporated body which is involved or associated with the provision of family day care in the opinion of the Board.

All prices include applicable GST

Click here to download a membership application form.

For more information, please email or call 1800 658 699.

Our office hours are 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday (AEST).