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Bendigo Community Health Service

Family day care

Family day care

Do you offer day care?

We offer high-quality childcare as part of our Family Day Care program. Family Day Care is provided in the homes of approved educators who are supported by our organisation.

Home-based child care provides learning and development in a safe, secure and stimulating home environment for babies and children up to 12 years of age.

Family Day Care replicates a home setting which is very similar to your own home. Your child will get consistency through being cared for by one educator. The children in Family Day Care are in small groups of four pre-school and up to three primary school aged children. This is designed to allow your child to receive developmental and quality care in line with their unique ability.

Our Family Day Care Program provides childcare for approximately 400 families across Bendigo and parts of the Loddon Shire and has been assessed under the National Quality Framework assessment as ‘exceeding national quality standards’.

Bendigo Family Day Care charges an hourly rate for child care with a minimum seven-hour booking charge.

For more information about family day care

If you would like more information on our Family Day Care program, please contact our co-ordination unit by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 5430 0500.

Financial help for day care

The Australian Government provides financial assistance to reduce the cost of child care for families. For a personalised estimate, you can visit the Child Care Estimator. For the most accurate assessment of your entitlements, please contact the Department of Human Services.

How do I become a Family Day Care educator?

Combine your passion for children with the opportunity to create a financially rewarding, professional home-based career as an Early Childhood Educator.

You will enjoy the flexibility of running your own business with the support and guidance of your approved service. Based on the demand in your area and the policies of your approved service, you will have the opportunity to determine your hours and days of work. 

In order to be a Family Day Educator, you need:

  • to hold or be working towards a Certificate 111 Children’s Services
  • the ability to undertake a ‘Working with Children Check’ (WCC) and National Police Check
  • to hold current qualifications in First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Asthma 
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Our Locations

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Bendigo Central

165-171 Hargreaves St, Bendigo

Phone: 03 5406 1200
Fax: 03 5441 4200

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Kangaroo Flat

19 Helm St, Kangaroo Flat

Phone: 03 5406 1200
Fax: 03 5441 4200

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3 Seymoure St, Eaglehawk

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46 Jeffrey St, Elmore

Phone: 03 5432 6001
Fax: 03 5432 610

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