Frequently Asked Questions

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How much will Family Day Care Cost?
Educators set their own fees within an allowable range. The fees vary according to the number of hours, time of day, weekends, public holidays and any travel requirements. The fees range from $7.50 to $10per child per hour plus an administration levy. Travel, food or care outside normal hours may also be additional expenses depending on the educator’s fee schedule. Families can apply through Centrelink to see if they are eligible for Child Care Subsidy, which can reduce the cost of care.

How many children will an educator have?
The total number is seven, including educators own children.  Four children under school age and three of school age.

What hours is care available?
Each educator sets their own days, hours and times. Evening, overnight, weekend and public holiday care may be arranged depending on the specific Educator’s availabilities. Where vacancies exist educators work full time, part-time or offer 24 hour care.

How do I become an educator?
Click on the ‘Become an educator’ tile for more information. Contact the friendly Co-ordination Unit Team on 5018 8271 or email fdcinfo@mildura.vic.gov.au

Does my child need to be up to date with Immunisations before care can commence?
Yes, every child is required to have an up-to-date immunisation history statement record from Medicare before they can commence care. This can be accessed through myGov or Express Plus Medicare mobile app, or by visiting Medicare service centre.