Family Day Care


Family Day Education and Care provides quality care in the homes of registered carers. It offers learning and development in a safe, secure and stimulating homelike environment for children from birth to twelve years of age.

Educators are registered with Lady Gowrie Tasmania and supported and monitored by staff from the Lady Gowrie Family Day Education and Care Co-ordination Team. Educators are located throughout the suburbs of southern Tasmania.

Family Day Education and Care is regulated by State and Federal Governments under the National Quality Framework. Eligible families can register for Child Care Benefit to reduce the cost of education and care.

Family Day Education and Care provides flexible care and education options for families including:

  • Standard hours
  • Overnight
  • Weekends
  • School holidays
  • Before/after school care
  • Occasional care

This form of education and care in a family focused small group environment, with a diversity of ages, supports the development of self-esteem and social skills.

Child Care Enrolments

To enrol your child with Lady Gowrie Family Day Education and Care Scheme, please make contact with the Placement Officer on 6230 6810 to discuss your care and education needs. An interview can be arranged with a potential home based educator.

Become a Family Day Care Educator

Lady Gowrie Family Day Education and Care Scheme welcome new or existing educators from all areas. If you have experience in caring for children, can provide a secure and family focused environment and want to build your own home based education and care business, we can provide support to get you started.

High level assistance and support can be provided along with training and resourcing as you work through the registration process. A minimum qualification of Certificate 111 in Children’s Services is required to become an educator.

As safety and health are a priority for children in Family Day Education and Care, there are guidelines and standards in place to cover the home environment (indoors and outdoors) and each criteria must be met prior to commencing. The Co-ordination Team can assist in accessing grants and interest free loans to assist with setting up costs (conditions apply).

Contact Details

Address: Lady Gowrie Home Based Education and Care,

346 Macquarie Street, South Hobart, TAS, 7004.

Phone: (03) 6230 6810

Fax: (03) 6230 6811