Becoming a Family Day Care educator

Want a home-based career and to make a difference?

As part of our commitment to providing quality care for families, Waverley Council is expanding our local Family Day Care scheme, a network of self-employed educators providing home-based quality child care that provides a familiar, safe and secure learning home environment with a maximum of four children (0-5 yrs) in care. To do this, we need more Family Day Care educators.

Initial set up costs are low. Let council provide you with the tools to set up your new business:

  • training
  • placement of children
  • administration
  • professional child care advice
  • personal visits and telephone support
  • networking and lots more.

Waverley Council Family Day Care Educators have to meet strict safety and workplace standards to make sure children are getting the best care possible. We also ensure that there is the highest standard of education, creating a program based on the Department of Education's Early Year's Learning Framework that meets the individual needs and developmental levels of each child.

Waverley Council’s Family Day Care Policy states that every educator must obtain (or actively working towards) a Certificate 111 in Children Services. This qualification teaches you to how to care for children, nurture their development and make sure their environment is safe and supportive.

TAFE NSW run a variety of related courses, including Certificate III in Children Services.

Currently Waverley Family Day Care is offered within the Waverley Local Government Area, however we also encourage educators in surrounding suburbs to apply.

Take the first step towards a fulfilling and rewarding career:

Contact Us:

Waverley Family Day Care Coordination Unit
28 Ebley Street, Bondi Junction NSW 2022
Phone 9083 8785(Office Hours)
Email: familyd@waverley.nsw.gov.au

What do our educators have to say?


Sarah –Waverley Family Day Care Educator – Eastern Suburbs

Why did you decide to become a family Day Care Educator? 

I wanted to work but not in a school environment as I had a 1 year old and was passionate about early childhood education and wanted to remain with my child during those years. Click here to read more


Natasha - Waverley Family Day Care Educator – Eastern Suburbs

What qualities and skills do you think a Family Day Care Educator needs to have? 

They need to have a love for their job-working with kids, they need to have patients, they need to be fun & able to communicate with children on their level, they need to be caring & understanding of children’s needs, have some basic financial understanding in running a business. Click here to read more


Ezster - Waverley Family Day Care Educator – Eastern Suburbs

What has been the most rewarding thing about doing this? 

I had the chance to meet fantastic families and adorable children. I feel honoured to have the chance to be part of the lives of the children I am looking after. My son has built beautiful friendships and I have witnessed the development and blossoming of many little friends. Click here to read more


Zizi - Waverley Family Day Care Educator – Eastern Suburbs

Would you recommend being a family day care educator to others? 

It is a lovely career, you will meet so many wonderful and caring people. The children are the best part. You get to be a part of their lives which is so important and rewarding. Click here to read more.