About Family Day Care


Our Service

Cabonne Family Day Care was established in 1992 and has grown to be a respected child care service in the Cabonne region, as well as surrounding Local Government Areas including Orange, Parkes, Forbes and Dubbo, where we have registered educators.

Cabonne Council is our Approved Provider and is responsible for the overall administration of the service.

Our service prides itself on being a supportive and encouraging team that works together to nourish children's development and interests, while also supporting educators to provide a high quality education and care service.

For more information on how we support our educators, please see Become an Educator.

Cabonne Family Day Care strives to ensure all children are part of our three concepts; Belonging, Being and Becoming. We also support and promote the idea that all young Australians grow to become:

  • Successful learners

  • Confident and creative individuals

  • Active and informed citizens


Service Policy & Procedures

Cabonne Family Day Care Policy

Cabonne Family Day Care Procedures(PDF, 3MB)


Service Philosophy & Core Domains

Service Philosophy(PDF, 217KB)

Core Domains(PDF, 1MB)


Family Day Care

Family day care is approved child care that truly focuses on each individual child’s development, while providing high quality early learning in an educator’s own home.

In small groups, children will enjoy a natural approach to play and discovery, and form genuine lasting bonds with their qualified and passionate early childhood educator, while you will enjoy peace of mind knowing your child is happy in a nurturing, natural and flexible home learning environment.

When choosing care for your child, family day care isn’t just the right choice — it’s the natural one.

How is it similar to centre based child care?

  • Family day care provides early childhood education and care services for children across Australia.

  • Family day care operates under the same National Quality Framework (NQF) as other forms of child care; incorporating National Regulations, National Quality Standards educational frameworks and an assessment and ratings process.

  • Parents are eligible for the Child Care Subsidy

How is it different to other forms of child care?

  • Your child’s education and care is provided by an individual educator who is an early childhood education and care professional, operating within their own home.

  • Educators work with small groups of no more than four children under school age* at any one time.

  • Educators work with an approved service that carries out regular visits to monitor the children’s individual development and provides support.

*An educator may care for 3 additional school age children, outside of school hours