Your home, your business (2-part series)

By Family Day Care Australia



National Quality Standard
QA6Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
QA7Governance and Leadership
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
6Engage in professional learning
7Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


Family Day Care Australia
Family Day Care Australia is the national peak body for the family day care sector. Through collaborative national advocacy, a strong research evidence base and high public visibility, Family Day Care Australia supports, represents and promotes the sector in delivering quality outcomes for children. We are an apolitical, independent, not-for-profit peak body that represents a...
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This learning resource aims to enhance the knowledge and confidence of educators in managing their family day care business. It has been developed as a result of feedback Family Day Care Australia has received from educators that managing the business side of their family day care can be a little challenging at times, especially when they are first starting out.

The vast majority of family day care educators are engaged by services as independent contractors rather than employees, which means they are effectively self-employed. This resource is designed primarily with these educators in mind.


To allow you to explore each learning concept in detail, this course is split into two parts.

Part 1 will explore how to get started in family day care, some business basics and how to promote and market your business.

Part 2 will explore how to manage your money, simple business administration strategies and how to build key relationships with stakeholders.


This course is suitable for family day care educators at all stages of their career as well as educators who may be thinking of setting up a family day care business. The course may also be of interest to family day care services in conducting orientation courses for new educators.

After completing part one of the course, you will be able to apply the following learning outcomes.

  • Discover how to get started in family day care.
  • Explore a range of tips and business basics.
  • Understand how to promote and market your business.


After completing part two of the course, you will be able to apply the following learning outcomes.

  • Discover essential money-management strategies and tools to support the effective management of your business.
  • Explore a variety of business administration techniques and information to support you and your business.

Understand why key relationships are essential in building your family day care business.


Duration: 2 hours