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Child Friendly City Greater Dandenong

Child Friendly City Greater Dandenong

Family Day Care

Educator Locations


Noble Park




Wantirna South



Narre Warren


Hampton Park



And surrounding suburbs

Contact the Family Day Care office on 8571 1805 to find vacancies in your area.

The family day care experience

  • Flexible hours including late evening, overnight and weekend care
  • Safe, home environment
  • Low hourly care rate
  • Option for families and siblings to remain together in care
  • Incursions and excursions
  • Playgroup
  • Qualified, well supported educators
  • Transport available - *conditions apply

For more information about how you can access Family Day Care, contact 8571 1805.

Family Day Care fees

Family Day Care fees are competitive and affordable. Educators set their own hourly rates. The average cost is between $8.50 and $12 per hour. Please note costs also includes a Council Service Levy of $1.60 per hour.

Help with your childcare costs

The Federal Government helps families with the cost of child care. Check your eligibility at the Department of Human Services website or call their Families Line on 136 150. For general information on the benefits and rebates available visit

Why is quality child care important?

  • Children are born ready to learn
  • Encouraging learning in the early years is important and the benefits last a lifetime
  • The best learning happens through nurturing relationships
  • The brain develops through use
  • Children’s wellbeing is critical to brain development and learning
  • Children learn through being engaged and doing, watching and copying
  • Children learn language by listening to it and using it
  • Children are born ready to use and learn mathematics

These messages are drawn from the neuroscience evidence as part of the national project, Engaging Families in the Early Childhood Development Story. For more information visit the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority at

Family Day Care links


Greater Dandenong Family Day Care exceeds the national standards

In 2014 Council's Family Day Care was rated as exceeding the National Quality Standard under the National Quality Framework.

The National Quality Standard (NQS) sets a national benchmark for the quality of children’s education and care services across Australia.

Services are assessed against the NQS by the state or territory regulatory authority and receive a rating for each of the seven quality areas of the NQS, as well as an overall rating. The seven quality areas cover; the education program, health and safety, physical environment, staffing, relationships with children, families and communities and the management of the service.

An overall rating of Exceeding NQS is given to services that go above and beyond the requirements of the NQS in at least four of the seven quality areas. 

For families using our service this means greater individual care for your child, and better support for children’s learning and development.  

For more information visit

Rated Exceeding National Quality Standard

SunSmart Program

The City of Greater Dandenong has been a proud member of the SunSmart program since 2011.

The program is jointly funded by Cancer Council Victoria and VicHealth and leads the world in UV protection as the longest running and most successful skin cancer prevention programs in the world.

SunSmart aims to prevent and minimise the adverse effects of UV through effective skin cancer prevention and early detection initiatives; improving awareness of vitamin D and promoting a balance approach to UV exposure.

For more information visit

We are SunSmart