Useful Links

Social Networks


DEECDRegulatory Authority – Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Website:,
E-mail:, GPO Box 4367, Melbourne 3001, Phone: 1300 307 415, Fax: (03) 9651 3586

Professional Support Coordinator – Gowrie Victoria Freecall: 1800 103 670 Phone: (03) 9362 2210

Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority
Freecall: 1800 103 670 Phone: (03) 9362 2210

ACECQAACECQA is funded by the Australian Government and guides the implementation of the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care nationally and ensures consistency in delivery. Website:, phone 1300 4 ACECQA (1300 422 327)

Family Assistance Office The FAO is the section of Centrelink which calculates Families’centrelink logo entitlements to Child Care Benefit and other support payments. 13 61 50


Hand me downsHand Me Downs – Quality second hand and new designer clothing, toys and furniture. Show your Foundations Family Day Care identification for a discount on your purchase!383 Forest Rd, The Basin. 9761 2855. Facebook (handmedownsthebasin) or

The Compass Group – Foundations Family Day Care is serious about building a successful family day care business that totally supports the staff, Educators and Families who use and work with our service.

Compass LogoThe Compass Group (TCG) will help you to be financially successful: They have the tools and ability to help ensure you are structured in the right way to minimise tax, reduce risk and be able  to handle financial paperwork easily and efficiently.   TCG can be contacted on 9735 0844 or at

Professional Associations

Home Based Education and Care Association – HBECA is a Not For Profit organisationLogo dedicated to everyone involved in Family Day Care and In Home Care, including Educators, staff, families, children and services. The current Executive Director of HBECA is our own Director, Kathi Hewitson. You can contact HBECA on 0421 599 416 for advice, support, referral and training

Family Day Care Australia – FDCA is the peak body for Family Day Care in Australia. As 189x146xfdca_logo.gif.pagespeed.ic.EEk1tLcxwGwell as promoting and advocating for Family Day Care, FDCA provides a comprehensive range of insurance for Family Day Care Educators. Website:, phone 1800 621 218 or member services 1800 658 699.

Victorian Family Day Care Educators’ Association – this great group is run completely by current Educators who are experienced in Family Day Care.

All members and executive are working educators and all positions within the organisation are voluntary. Phone 9830 1749

Training Organisations

Box Hill TAFE                                               1300 269 445

Chisholm TAFE                                              1300 244 746

Community Child Care                                    (03) 9486 3455

Holmesglen TAFE                                          (03) 9564 1555

Morrison House                                              (03) 9736 1457

Noah’s Ark Child Care Support Agency        (03) 8823 8600

Northern Metropolitan Institute of TAFE      (03) 9269 1200

Swinburne University of Technology             1300 275 794

The Gowrie                                                     1800 103 670

Training Unlimited                                          (03) 9264 8666

Upper Yarra Community House (UYCH)      (03) 5967 1776

VIGSEG                                                         (03) 9383 2533

Practical Outcomes                                         1300 799 610