Family day care

If you are considering starting a business as a Family Day Care Educator the below information will help you navigate the path to build a rewarding career in child care and education.

Family Day Care WA provides professional support and promotion of Family Day Care within Western Australia. It also offers information on how to become a Family Day Care Educator outlining requirements, costs and potential income.

However, before you decide to become a Family Day Care Educator you may want to consider how your Family Day Care would rate on the The Family Day Care Checklist.

For further information on Family Day Care Educator's regulatory obligations and to ensure your business complies with the Education and Care Services National Law (WA) Act 2012 visit the Education and Care Regulatory Unit.

Once your Family Day Care is established Care for Kids offers a platform for you to advertise and promote your business.

Do I need planning or development approval from the City?

To find out if you are required to complete a Development Application please consult our planning team on 9267 9267.

Food Service

If you provide food as part of your Family Day Care service, you must submit a Home Based Food Business registration form(PDF, 224KB) to the City's Health Services.

You are responsible for safe food handling practices in your business and compliance with the Western Australian Food Act 2008 and the Food Safety Standards. To help you with this the City subscribes to a FREE food safety training program called I’m Alert. I'm Alert covers most areas of food safety and hygiene relating to food preparation and service. At the end of the training you can print out an acknowledgement form for your records.

For more information visit our Public Health pages for food businesses. To speak with an Environmental Health Officer please call 9267 9153.