Enquiring about care

The Blue Mountains Family Day Care Coordination Unit is here to assist families in finding the right care for their child.

The Coordination Unit can provide families with educator vacancies and can put you in touch with suitable Family Day Care services.


If you are looking for care placement please contact us.


Educators set their own hourly fees based on the type of care they are offering. You will need to discuss fees and charges directly with your educator.


Parents should contact the Family Assistance Office before commencing care to find out whether they are eligible for Government subsidies such as Child Care Benefit or Child Care Rebate.


Here is a helpful link to find out more about CCB and CCR: http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/assistance-with-child-care-fees

What is required to start care

1. Contact the coordination unit for a list of suitable services


2. Meet and greet with potential educators to decide which service is the best fit for your child


3. Complete an enrolment form. This can be downloaded here


2. Provide a copy of your child’s immunisation history statement. You can access a copy of this by visiting




Information for Families Starting Care

Although placing your child in care can be a big step for parents, it is also a very exciting time for both you and your child. It is a huge milestone to celebrate and one your family will remember for a long time to come.


It’s important to focus on the positive outcomes of childcare, particularly the fact your child is entering a new phase of playing and learning that will assist in shaping their development and set the foundations for educational success in their school years and beyond.


To learn more about settling your little one into care, please download our information pack for new families here

Application Form