About Us

Coastwide Child and Family Services Inc is a well-respected and thriving community based not-for-profit organisation with over 35 years of experience.

We are committed to delivering positive and high quality learning environments for young children and their families, acknowledging the importance of effective management, community involvement and a commitment to community services.

Our role is to provide resources for Coastwide Family Day Care and other services in order to enhance outcomes for educators, children and their families.

As the Coordination Unit for Coastwide Family Day Care we play an important role as ambassadors for the continued growth and development of Family Day Care across the Central Coast, Hunter New England, North Coast, North Sydney and Western NSW regions.


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Our Values

  • A commitment to quality and excellence
    • Decision making and service delivery are informed by our commitment to quality and excellence
  • Respecting the child as an individual
    • Our strengths based approach to service delivery and decision making demonstrates our unconditional respect for each child as an individual
  • Learning and education
    • We have a commitment to providing access to learning and education for children and their families and strive to encourage a love of lifelong learning within our community
  • Consultation and collaboration
    • Through consultation and collaboration we strive to deliver services which reflect the strengths and individuality of team members, educators, families and children
  • Celebrating diversity
    • Our service delivery reflects our passion to provide access to services which embrace and celebrate diversity
  • Open and honest service delivery
    • We strive to provide a culture where open and honest service delivery is respected and valued

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Organisational Structure

Coastwide Child and Family Services is a community based, not for profit organisation managed by community representatives on a Board of Management. 

To become a member of the Association please complete the Application for Membership Form. As a member you can nominate to join the Board of Management at the AGM.

Commonwealth and State funding enables Coastwide Child and Family Services to provide quality, family focused programs.

We are currently rated as Meeting National Standards under the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority.


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Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance community access to quality community based child and family support services through:

  • Effective management
  • Community involvement
  • Commitment to community services

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Our Board of Management

Our Current Board of Management:

  • Geoff Brazel
  • Julia Teale
  • Karen Schofield
  • Kerry Harper
  • Lisa Philipsen
  • Skye Howell
  • Tim Davidson
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