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to the FDC Education & Support Project

Compliance

‘Compliance Programme’ Brochure and Webinar

Approved Family Day Care services administer child care fee assistance on behalf of families under family assistance law. The Department of Education and Training has a child care payments compliance programme to ensure compliance with family assistance law in Family Day Care services.

You can download the Compliance Programmme brochure here.

Webinars have also been held to explain the details of the compliance programme to Family Day Care services.

You can view a recording of the ‘Child Swapping’ webinar on the Compliance page.

‘Child Swapping’ Compliance Brochure and Webinar

The Australian Government has changed the law around ‘child swapping’ in Family Day Care services. These changes affect approved FDC services and educators entitled to child care payments if their child is enrolled for care in an approved FDC service.

You can download the ‘Child Swapping’ information brochure here.

Webinars have also been held to explain the changes to the legislation and the related obligations of all persons operating within approved FDC services.

You can view a recording of the ‘Child Swapping’ webinar on the Compliance page.

Compliance Self Assessment Tool

The Family Day Care Services Education & Support Project has created a Compliance Self-Assessment Tool. This comprehensive tool can assist all Family Day Care services in finding out if they have compliance issues they may be unaware of and what to do about it. Start your self-assessment here!

More about compliance for FDC can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about the changes? We regularly ask the Department of Social Services to answer questions from services and place these here. Questions about unmet demand are answered here and also in our CSP Easy Guide which is available here.

If your question is not there, please email us at info@fdcsupport.org.au.

About the Project

As you are aware, changes in the 2014 Budget will mean significant changes to funding for some family day care services. Funding contracts under the Community Support Programme will finish and services will need to reapply for funds under tighter eligibility criteria. There will also be a funding cap limiting how much Community Support Programme funding those services who are eligible can receive. All of this will happen from July 2015.

The Commonwealth Government has funded a transition support project: the FDC Services Education and Support Project to originally assist services between now and July 2015. The project has been extended to July 2016 to educate FDC services about various aspects of compliance for Family Day Care.