Coastwide Family Day Care is a safe, secure home based child care service for children aged 6 weeks to 13 years.

Educators provide education and care in a small group environment for a maximum of four non-school aged children, and may also provide before and after school care and vacation care for up to three school aged children.

Children’s individual interests, strengths and developmental needs are supported through play based learning activities linked to the approved learning frameworks:

  • Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia
  • My Time, Our Place: Framework for School Aged Care in Australia.

Coastwide Family Day Care offers children and their families a consistent and familiar child care service where siblings can be cared for together in a small group setting.

With 35 years of experience delivering quality educational outcomes for children we are proud to celebrate our mission and philosophy. Our philosophy has been shaped by consultation with educators, children and their families and our communities and is informed by our commitment to the guiding principles of the Education and Care Services National Law, the National Quality Framework, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics.

Our Mission

We are committed to creating positive learning environments for young children and their families. Open honest communication , collaboration and consultation are central to our philosophy. We value diversity, integrity and excellence and strive to support, empower and inspire.

Our Philosophy

  • We aspire to offer positive, interest based and inspirational learning environments for young children and their families within a home-based model of education and care.
  • We believe that this extension of home, family and community provides a supportive and nurturing foundation to each child’s journey in lifelong learning.
  • We believe that children learn best through play and we are committed to delivering engaging learning environments which inspire, challenge and nurture children.
  • We celebrate the uniqueness of every family. We acknowledge the role parents and families play as the child’s first and most important teacher and we strive to work in partnership with families to support, empower and inspire.
  • We acknowledge that it takes a community to raise a child and invest in engaging learning and positive relationships as the foundations of success.

Download a copy of the Coastwide Family Day Care Mission and Philosophy here

Educator Qualifications

In NSW all early childhood services are regulated by the NSW Department of Education. Coastwide Family Day Care is committed to ensuring that all registered Educators meet specific legislative  requirements, including:

  • A NSW ‘Working with Children’ Check
  • A National Police Check
  • Certificate III level education and care qualification
  • Child Protection qualifications
  • Current First Aid and CPR
  • Emergency Asthma and Anaphylaxis Management

Coastwide Family Day Care Educators are registered and resourced by qualified and experienced early childhood professionals and access ongoing training, mentoring, support and regular visits from the Coordination Unit.

Training and professional development is ongoing to maximise every educator’s ability to guide children to fulfil their potential as early learners. Our educators represent their community and share their diverse experience, skills, and cultural understanding to strengthen our education and care service.

Download a copy of our Family Handbook here.

Register your interest, complete a Vacancy Enquiry and the team will match your child care needs with the right educator.

In 2017  we were thrilled to be named by Family Day Care Australia as National Finalist and NSW & ACT Service of the Year.

To find out more contact us or visit Frequently Asked Questions



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