About Us

Coastwide Child and Family Services has been providing excellence in child and family related services since 2001. The Family Day Care program has been running since 1983.

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, Lower Hunter, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Lower New England, including Tamworth, Werris Creek, Quirindi, Gunnedah and Narrabri regions.


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Our Values

Our Core Values are

  • A commitment to quality and excellence
  • Respecting the child as an individual
  • Learning and education
  • Consultation and collaboration
  • Celebrating diversity
  • Open and honest service delivery

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Organisational Structure

Coastwide Child and Family Services is a community based, not for profit organisation managed by community and parent 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 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
  • Kerry Harper
  • Leonie Thomas
  • Lisa Philipsen
  • Luke Cubis
  • Nick Chettle
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