ABOUT NATIONAL FAMILY DAY CARE WEEK

In this its fifth year, National Family Day Care Week will run from Monday, 1 May through to Sunday 7 May 2017.

National Family Day Care Week is about recognising and promoting the important role family day care educators and services play in the development and wellbeing of more than 212,820 children across Australia.

National Family Day Care Week is integral in raising the image and profile of family day care. The annual celebration generates nationwide media, highlighting the many unique benefits of family day care and positioning our sector as a high quality, flexible early childhood education and care option for Australian families.

Why should you get involved?

  1. To celebrate the uniqueness and individuality of all children in your family day care community - remember, “every child is a star”

  2. Acknowledge and celebrate the valuable contribution of the family day care sector and its vital place in the early childhood education and care landscape

  3. Be a part of something bigger! This is a chance for educators and services from right around the country to unite and feel a sense of connectedness and belonging

  4. It allows you to engage and build relationships within your local community

  5. To create widespread positive media and public awareness which raises the image and profile of the sector and shares some of the many wonderful experiences and benefits of family day care

So, are you ready to shine?