Become a Family Day Care Educator with Adventure Patch Family Day Care North

Find out more about an exciting career as a Family Day Care Educator

Become an Adventure Patch Family Day Care North (APFDC North) Family Day Care Educator 

Build your own childcare business, in your own home while helping children get a great start.  

Are you an educator (or interested in becoming one) who is passionate about the wonderful foundation that playbased learning can provide children?  

Would you like to start your own business, while receiving a high level of ongoing support and mentoring from APFDC North to navigate the requirementsall while earning a great income?

The Benefits
For educators who operate a quality service, with the benefits can be amazing:  

  • Great educators have the potential to generate $32- $40 per hour (or higher)*  
  • Flexible to choose your own hours and days (a minimum of 3 days per week.  30-40 hours per week is usual) 
  • Implement your own quality education programs and approaches to the approved learning framework (while meeting the National Quality Framework requirements)
  • Provide education and care for up to 7 children  (maximum of 4 preschool children)
  • Earn an income while studying (some conditions apply) 

The Support
APFDC North can offer you: 

  • An experienced, dedicated educator support team who will mentor and guide you through the registration process and thereafter.  
  • Ongoing support, guidance and mentoring around meeting regulatory requirements. 
  • Mentoring and support to deliver a quality service. 
  • Excursions and play catchups to grow your knowledge while meeting other APFDC North educators. 
  • Ongoing professional development and resources to further grow your skills, and enhance children’s play-based learning  
  • We provide resources, templates, forms and documentation support. 
  • Support to meet Education and Care Regulatory Authority requirements
  • Proactive support to secure enrolments for educators by advertising and promoting our services throughout our local community 
  • Information about starting your own business.  


  • Own or rent a house suited to Family Day CareWe can do a confidential, obligationfree initial house assessment. 
  • Enjoy creating great relationships with both children and their families, and 
  • Passionate about helping children thrive  
  • Understand how to support children to meet their social, emotional, physical and educational needs 
  • Have education and care philosophies that align with APFDC North
  • Excited to build your own exciting business opportunity 


  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education (or above). OR  studying towards an ACECQA approved child care qualification. 
  • A current Working with Vulnerable People Check (employment)  
  • A current National Police Check (less than 6 months old) 
  • Child Care First Aid (including CPR, Asthma & Anaphylaxis) – HLTAID012
  • Training (or ability to complete) in Child Protection, Food Safety & Safe Sleeping 
  • Computer literate and access to necessary electronic equipment to run a business from home – this may include a working laptop, tablet, printer etc,


Contact APFDC North for further information (no obligation, confidential)  

  • To request a Prospective Educator’s Pack including our Educator Handbook 
  • Request an initial home suitability assessment.  

Note: Family Day Care Educators are self employed and are contracted by our service. As you would expect, capacity to generate a great income from Family Day Care relies on the quality of the service, environment and play-based learning opportunities you offer, as well as your geographic location and local demand for care. Feel free to discuss this further with us.  

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Family Day Care with Adventure Patch like?

Family Day Care with Adventure Patch emphasises a family environment with security, warmth, education, learning and fun.

Family Day Care Educators are encouraged to attend playgroup or activity sessions with children in their care for positive peer support and mentoring. These activities also provide an opportunity for children to engage and play together in larger group settings.

What are the requirements for becoming a family Day Care Educator?

All Educators must have relevant experience or the ability to:

  • Provide high quality, age appropriate education and care to children;
  • Develop and implement a documented and engaging educational program to support the needs of each child in a relaxed and responsive environment.
  • Maintain a healthy, safe and hygienic environment;
  • To work independently and as part of a team, maintaining professional and respectful relationships with children, families, other Family Day Care Educators, Adventure Patch Family Day Care Coordination Unit staff and members of the community;
  • Reflect an understanding of the requirements of the National Quality Framework and Adventure Patch Family Day Care within daily practice;
  • Effectively implement the required administration procedures;
  • Be of (and maintain) good physical and mental health.

Why Choose to become a Family Day Care Educator with Adventure Patch?

Adventure Patch Family Day Care (formerly Kingborough Family Day Care) promotes quality child care which focusses on the individual child and how they learn. Our compassionate Educators promote play, fun and adventure.

Adventure Patch fully supports our Educators with ongoing professional development, networking, dedicated support from the Coordination Unit and autonomy in days and hours.

How Many Children am I able to Educate and Care for?

The Education and Care Services National Regulations allows each Educator to care for a maximum of 7 children under the age of 13, with up to 4 children under school age. The Educators own children are included in these numbers.

WhaT Type of Care and What hours of Care Can I provide?

There is a demand for many different types of education and care, including:

  • Full time
  • Part time, casual and on call
  • Before and after school hours
  • Holiday periods
  • Weekends, shift work and overnight.

Through discussions with the Coordination Unit prospective Educators are able to choose the type of education and care that best mirrors them; remembering that the emphasis of Family Day Care is to provide a family environment which is secure, warm, education, learning and fun.

Is my Home Suitable?

Educators must be the owner or prime occupier of their home. If renting, written evidence from the Real Estate Agent or owner stating that the property can be used for Family Day Care will be required.

The Education and Care Services National Regulation and the National Quality Standards outline the standards required for initial and continued registration as a Family Day Care Educator. In line with these documents and the Adventure Patch Family Day Care Policies, an Educator’s home must provide a safe environment for children.

The interior of the Family Day Care premises must be maintained in a safe, clean and hygienic manner. As with the interior play place, the exterior must also be hazard free. Pets must be inaccessible to children unless involved in a direct and supervised activity with children.

For a full list of interior and exterior requirements please contact the Coordination Unit.

Where Can I find More Information?

For more information about the requirements of becoming a Family Day Care Educator please contact the Coordination Unit. Alternatively, the following websites will provide you with additional information about becoming a Family Day Care Educator.

Family Day Care Australia 

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority 

Contact Us

Contact the Coordination Unit for Adventure Patch Family Day Care by :

6135 4377

[email protected]

23 – 29 Tamar Street, Launceston 7250
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