Family day care


Sending your children to family day care means they spend time in another family home in a small group environment. Educators can only have up to four preschool children at one time (with the possibility of three other school-aged children).

  • This service is for children aged between six weeks and 12 years of age.
  • It is flexible and hours can be booked according to your family's needs.
  • The service operates in accordance with Commonwealth guidelines, Department of Education & Training, Department of Employment and the National Quality Framework.

Read about the Surf Coast Shire Council's transition to private family day care educators from 2024.

Contact a local family day care centre

Cheeky Pandas is a private family day care provider that operates across the Surf Coast. Complete a care inquiry now.