Alice Springs Family Day Care Inc is a community–based not–for–profit organisation, supported and funded by the Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations. The organisation is governed by the NT legislation, the new Education and Care Services National Regulations and National Quality Framework, ensuring the very best standard of care.
Educators earn an income by providing care in their own homes for small groups of children and are supported by the coordination unit. The co-ordination unit assists families and Educators with placement of children, provides training and resources to Educators, and information to families who use the service.
Family Day Care combines the benefits of other childcare options with the warmth and intimacy of growing up at home. Children in Family Day Care develop a close relationship with one Educator while being encouraged to learn through play–based programs. Small groups of children in Family Day Care mean children receive more individual attention as well as the social interaction they need and enjoy.