Family Day Care Costs

Educator’s Fees

Family Day Care Educators are self-employed and run their own small business in their own home.  They operate their care and education service in their own home with the registration, support, mentoring and guidance of the Service.

Each individual educator sets their own fee structure within the guidelines of Service policies and government regulations. You can discuss costs at your initial interview with the Educator.

The Educator will provide you with a copy of their Fee Schedule which identifies all fees and charges.

Service Family Levy

The Service Family Levy is a per hour of care charge added to the Educator’s hourly fee. The total fee is eligible for Child Care Subsidy (if applicable).

Child Care Subsidy

Child Care Subsidy is administered through Centrelink/Services Australia and may be applicable to reduce your fees, depending on your eligibility. For more information about CCS visit: