Family Day Care

Latrobe City Family Day Care is a high quality early learning and care service for children from six weeks to 12 years of age provided from the educator's home.

Family Day Care offers the flexibility and warmth of a home environment with the consistency of one educator to provide the care and learning suitable to your child’s needs.

This service is managed and operated by the Family Day Care coordination team. They are the first point of contact for advice and information or to enrol your child.

Our Educators are all licensed contractors with Latrobe City Council and:

  • Hold a Certificate 3 or Diploma in Children Services
  • Have a current First Aid certificate that includes asthma and anaphylaxis
  • Are regularly monitored and supported by qualified Field Officers from Latrobe City Council
  • Participate in regular professional development and Maintain and expand their skills and knowledge

Enrol your child

If you would like family day care with one of our qualified and caring educators, please complete the Expression of Interest Form.

If you need help, please contact us at or call us on 51285400

Once we receive this information from you a Latrobe City Field Officer will contact you to discuss your care options and introduce you to a selection of educators.

When you have chosen an educator please complete the Family Day Care Enrolment form(PDF, 477KB) (one per child). Please ensure that all sections are completed and relevant attachments are included. These can be emailed to or dropped at your nearest LCC service centre.

When we receive the enrolment form, our staff will forward this to your educator and you will be notified by the Coordination team that your child can commence care.

Fees and charges

Standard hours 

8am-6pm , weekdays $8, per child, per hour and the administration levy $1.15 per child, per hour 

Further fees and charges can be found in Fees and Charges 2018/19(PDF, 295KB)

Child care subsidy

Parents/Guardians may be eligible for the Child Care Subsidy, which will reduce the cost of your Family Day Care. The percentage of the subsidy will vary according to personal circumstances.  Contact the Family Assistance Office (FAO) on 136 150, or visit a Centrelink Office to apply or for more information. You will need our Family Day Care Provider Number  555 003 774X to apply.

Please ensure that you apply for your CCS prior to your child commencing care.

Becoming a family day care educator

Are you passionate about working with children and want to play a part in shaping their futures while running your own business from home? Why not combine your passion for children with the opportunity to create a rewarding and flexible career as a professional family day care educator.

We currently have families on our wait list looking for care in Traralgon, Moe and Churchill.

If you would like to be part of the Latrobe City Family Day Care service as a FDC Educator please contact us on 51285400.

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