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Family Day Care

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Please be aware that due to availability of staff some days may be cancelled.

Maroondah’s Family Day Care was assessed as Exceeding  National Standards by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority. Maroondah City Council family day care is a high-quality, professional, flexible and affordable service responsive to the needs of children and families in the Maroondah municipality.

It is aimed primarily at children from birth to 5 years, but may also include school children up to the age of 12 years and beyond in special or emergency situations. 

Family day care has an emphasis on security, warmth, learning and fun in a small group and family home environment. 

Maroondah City Council also has occasional day care services, and there are privately run and community-managed long day care centres.

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Family day care is a Commonwealth Government-funded childcare program operated by Maroondah City Council. It is legislated under the Education and Care National Law and the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011.

Centres in Maroondah

You can find a list of family day care providers in Maroondah and their contact details in the Maroondah Community Directory.

The Victorian Government’s Find a Kinder Program website provides information about choosing and getting ready for early child education and care services and their quality ratings.

When is it available?

The family day care service operates 52 weeks of the year, 7 days a week.

Who can use it?

Maroondah Family Day Care provides an affordable education and care service for families who live, work or study in the Maroondah municipality. 


The cost is $11.65 per hour and may be reduced if eligible for the Child Care Subsidy.  Visit Services Australia to find out if you are eligible for the Child Care Subsidy. 

What does it provide?

Maroondah Family Day Care provides:

  • small family groups
  • flexible hours
  • affordable rates
  • morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • carefully selected and qualified educators
  • a play-based learning environment with developmentally appropriate and individually planned daily experiences both indoors and outdoors
  • out of hours support to educators
  • monitoring of all children in care
  • strict safety guidelines in educators' homes
  • care for children with special needs or a disability

Nappies, formula/milk and special dietary requirements for babies are the responsibility of parents.

What will my child be doing?

Carefully selected and qualified early childhood educators provide an inclusive program of experiences and activities for children that are:

  • developmentally appropriate
  • relevant to children's interests and skills
  • inclusive of children’s cultural backgrounds and special needs

Number of children

Each educator may educate and care for up to 4 preschool children at any one time.

We are dedicated to quality care

Maroondah Family Day Care educators are provided ongoing training and support. All educators have:

  • Current approved first aid, anaphylaxis and asthma qualifications
  • A minimum qualification of Certificate 3 in Childcare
  • Current police and working with children checks

Our experienced staff arrange placements to suit the needs of the family and educator and monitors the progress of children in care. 

If you would like to enrol your child in family day care:

  1. Contact Maroondah Family Day Care on 9294 5742. We will first arrange an interview to discuss your needs.
  2. After the interview, you can enrol online 

Families may be eligible for the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) to help with the cost of family day care. This is available through Services Australia. 

Information on fees and child care subsidies is available by contacting Family Day Care on 9294 5742.

To find out more, visit the Services Australia website

Payments for Maroondah Family Day Care can only be made online once you are enrolled and logged in to the parent portal:

Parent portal login

Further information

To find out more about Family Day Car, contact Maroondah Family Day Care on 9294 5742.

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