YMCA Childcare

Family Day Care

Family Day Care is a unique and rewarding child care solution for many families in Brisbane and Gold Coast regions.

Family Day Care provides high quality flexible child care in the homes of YMCA approved Educators.

Family Day Care provides affordable childcare in a small group setting within a family environment. Learning happens best when children feel safe and secure and YMCA Educators are carefully selected and provided with ongoing support to provide high quality childcare that meets the needs of families.

Family day care educators are early childhood education and care professionals who implement the YMCA National Approach to Learning underpinned by the principles and practices of the National Quality Framework, the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) for children under school age and the My Time Our Place Framework for school aged children.

YMCA performs stringent and extensive recruitment processes, ensuring all Educators meet regulatory requirements and are of a high standard.

Family Day Care fosters strong, capable and competent learners. Educators provide children and families with experiences that extend on interests, reflect their local community and provides the opportunity for siblings to be together in a child care setting.

Fee assistance is available to eligible families.


Seeking Care?

YMCA Brisbane Family Day Care
2 Mannington Rd
Acacia Ridge 4110
07 3277 0990
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YMCA Gold Coast Family Day Care
4 Railway Parade
Nerang 4211
07 5503 7400
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Becoming an Educator

Family Day Care Educators are self employed and provide education and care in a home setting, creating a safe, secure, child friendly environment that will support the development and learning of young children.

YMCA offers Educators playgroup, access to resource library, free access to processing software, opportunities for professional development and much more.

You will have regular ongoing contact with the YMCA Family Day Care Service including home visits, training, meetings and workshops to support you in maintaining currency of skills and knowledge and to deliver quality education and care to the children in your service.

If you are interested in becoming an educator with our service please complete the enquiry form below and one of our coordinators will contact you and set up a time to meet. Alternatively, you can contact us at the most relevant office:



To be a part of our dynamic team Educators must have or be working towards Certificate III in Children's Services and:

  • hold a current First Aid Certificate ( including CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis Management)
  • hold a National Criminal History Check (no more than 6 months old at the time of application)
  • hold a valid PRODA number
  • hold a current Working with Children Card ( Positive Notice Blue Card)
  • current certificate in Child Protection
  • have Current Public Liability Insurance
  • be able to provide a medical certificate
  • successfully complete the YMCA induction
  • be able to work without direct supervision
  • be able to respond to children's individual needs
  • maintain confidentiality.

Operating a Family Day Care business provides a unique opportunity to work from home and have flexibility in the hours that you work. Whether you are new to Family Day Care and considering a career change, or if you are an experienced Educator, YMCA will work in partnership with you to provide customised, ongoing support to provide a high quality child care service in your own home.

To find out more, or if you have any questions about this rewarding career, please contact us and one of our friendly team will be happy to help.