Family Day Care Educator - Application Form

Job No: CC754
Location: Cumberland Local Government Area, Sydney

  • Start an exciting new career in childcare
  • Use your childcare experience to become a registered educator and run your own business from home
  • Be part of team that delivers quality education and care services
  • Be part of an innovative Council

About Council

As a newly formed Council, Cumberland wants to build a clear and progressive vision for the future. Council’s new long-term Community Strategic Plan will focus on a commitment to social and cultural cohesion, the local economy, our natural and built environments and local leadership. As a member of our new organisation, you will have an opportunity to drive community outcomes, programs and services and be part of a Council focused on being innovative, inspiring and delivering change.  

About the Opportunity

Are you interested in becoming a Family Day Care Educator and want to run your own business from home? Council coordinates the Family Day Care program with the aim of providing a quality home based service which abides by National Regulations and Laws, and adheres to the guiding principles and policies of Council's Children's Service.

Cumberland Council Family Day Care (previously known as Merrylands/Holroyd FDC) is a home-based quality early education and care service, with a family and community focus. We have been operating for 25 years, offering professional and supervised care for children up to 13 years of age. Care is provided in the Educator's private homes, registered with Cumberland Council Family Day Care.

Cumberland Family Day Care has achieved the rating of 'Meeting the National Quality Standards' in accordance with the Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) National Quality Framework.

If you respect the rights of the child; understand and care for children's growth and development;and believe every child is an individual; then you have the skills and attributes to be a successful Family Day Care Educator.

Key requirements include (but are not limited to):

  • A passion and desire to work with young children and their families
  • A minimum of Certicate III in Children's Services
  • A current First Aid, Asthma & Anaphylaxis and CPR Certificate
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Creativity and flexibility
  • The ability to offer more than one year's commitment to the service

Council is a Child safe, Child friendly organisation. Council fully supports the aims and objectives of NSW Child Protection Legislation, and associated provisions, and will implement all necessary measures to ensure a safe and supporting Council environment, which endeavours to promote child safe child friendly practices. It is essential for applicants to submit your Working With Children Check number with your application. It is an offence under NSW legislation for barred workers to apply for or otherwise attempt to obtain, undertake or remain in child-related employment.

All final applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

View the job description here

View the handbook 'How to become a Family Day Care Educator' here 

Enquiries: Telephone the Family Day Care Team on (02) 8757 9076 for further information.

How to apply for a Working With Children Check number

There is a simple two-step process for getting a new Working With Children Check

1. Fill in an on-line form or call the helpline to have someone fill in a form for you.

2. Take the application number to a motor registry, pay the fee (if applicable) and have your identity confirmed (you will need to take appropriate identification with you).


The new Working With Children Check will cost $80 for paid workers and self-employed people for a five-year period. There is no fee for volunteers, adults living in a FDC Educators home and students on placement. Find out more at


To submit your application to become a Family Day Care Educator, please complete the questionnaire below. You will also be asked to attach your resume to finalise your application.  Your application will be considered as the need arises. Hence, you may be called for a phone or face to face interview at any time during the process. You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply to become a Family Day Care Educator.

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