Family Day Care Educator - Application Form

Job No: CC754
Location: Merrylands

  • 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.

Cumberland City Council is located within the fast-growing Central City District and is on the doorstep of two of Greater Sydney’s new cities, between the Greater Parramatta and Olympic Park (GPOP) area and the new Western Parkland City. The Central City District is benefiting from unprecedented city-scale infrastructure investments, making this an exciting time to join Cumberland.

Located 20km west of Sydney on Dharug country, with a population of 240,000 residents, Cumberland is the fourth most populous LGA in Greater Sydney. Cumberland boasts one of the most diverse communities in Australia, with people from many different backgrounds and cultures living alongside one another.

Our people are focused on driving community outcomes, programs and services to innovate, inspire and deliver change for the community we represent.

Cumberland City Council adheres to the principles of a child safe organisation and is committed to the care and protection of all children and young people. Council has worked hard to fulfil its community’s vision for Cumberland as a place where anyone can feel welcomebelong and succeed.


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 and 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 and Anaphylaxis and CPR Certificate
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Creativity and flexibility
  • The ability to offer more than one year's commitment to the service.

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 their WWCC number with their 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.

View the job description here

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


Council is committed to providing an accessible, safe and inclusive workplace for all. If you require additional support or any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the application process.

Successful applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and agree to provide information for pre-employment checks required for the position. This may include criminal record checks, qualification and licence checks, and proof of the right to work in Australia (please refer to the position description for the specific qualifications and requirements for this role). Copies of sighted documents will be kept by Council for its records as proof of verification.

Council's COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure has been designed and adopted to protect the health and safety of our people, our customers and the community. It is a condition of employment that all applicants produce evidence of their vaccination status as part of the employment screening process.

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 Working With Children Check number.

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

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

The Working With Children Check will cost $80 for paid workers and self-employed people and is valid 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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