Cassowary Coast Regional Council

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Cassowary Coast Regional Council has a home-based family day care service which currently helps families from Babinda to Innisfail, El Arish, Mission Beach and Tully. We have about 115 full-time places available.

Family day care is supervised home-based childcare in a family setting for children between the ages of 0 and 12. This program is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services and regulated by the Office of Early Childhood Education & Care.


How do I register my child/children for daycare?

Please give us a call on 1300 763 903 or 07 4030 2285, or register your interest via our Family Day Care Application Form.

Learn more about our friendly family daycare staff:

Visit the Meet our Educators and Meet our Coordination Unit pages.

What we provide for our children, their families and educators:

The Cassowary Coast Family Day Care Scheme provides engaging, safe and secure learning environments to deliver educational care programs through play.

The scheme aims to:

  • ensure equal partnership with families, educators and the community
  • recognise and nurture the individuality of each child to create a strong sense of identity and effective communication skills
  • create meaningful learning opportunities for children
  • provide children with a safe and secure environment where they can explore and experience the world around them, creating a sense of wellbeing and belonging

We offer children:

  • a secure and safe home environment from birth to 12 years
  • play-based learning experiences tailored to each child's developmental stage and interests
  • the attention of one consistent, trusted educator
  • socialising with mixed-age groups in a family setting

We offer parents:

  • a local coordination unit
  • experienced and highly-trained childcare professionals
  • an accredited, fully licensed and monitored service
  • an open relationship between you, your educator and local service staff
  • flexible hours by negotiation
  • affordable rates
  • childcare benefit and childcare rebates to approved families

Are you interested in working as an early childhood educator?

Family day care is also a great career opportunity.  Due to the continuing demand for family day care places we recruit early childhood educators from Innisfail to Cardwell.

We offer educators:

  • the opportunity to operate your own business, choose your work hours and set your own fees
  • the ability to be at home for your own children
  • support and mentoring from a qualified, committed coordination unit
  • networking with a qualified, experienced and dedicated team of early childhood educators

Educators need to have:

  • a senior first aid certificate, asthma and anaphylaxis certificate
  • a positive Working with Children Blue Card
  • a minimum of Certificate III in Children's Services or be currently enrolled in a Certificate of Children's Services

For more information about early childhood educator job opportunities, call us on 1300 763 903 or 07 4030 2285 and/or register your interest via our Family Day Care Educator Form.