An Approved Family Day Care Scheme

Run your own business caring for children in the comfort of your home, with administration support and professional training from an experienced team.

Run your own business caring for children in the comfort of your home, with administration support and professional training from an experienced team.


As a Family Day Care Educator, you can set your own working hours and days and set your own fees, all from the comfort of your own home. Within government regulations, you can choose how many children, and the ages of children, that you would like to care for.

Just get paid!

Unlike other schemes Building Futures Care takes care of all administrative duties including collecting parent fees. Educators are paid directly into their nominated account each week and all fee management and enrolments are done by us! Building Futures Care offers competitive administrative levy fees.

Montessori Philosophy

For Educators that are interested in delivering a Montessori program in their Family Day Care service we can offer mentors who are highly qualified and experienced in the delivery of the Montessori Philosophy.

Support and Training

We believe that placing value on Educators individual diversity is integral to the strength and the success of a scheme. As a scheme we offer Educators professional development opportunities as well as hands on training and guidance.

“We recognise that each Educator brings with them their own teaching philosophy, cultural experiences and ideals.”

Vicki McKinnon, CEO

The Building Futures network includes Building Futures Education – a registered training college with nationally recognised courses. As an Educator you may be eligible for discounted courses, conferences and workshops.

Courses and Workshops

Three nationally accredited courses and wide range of workshops.

Professional Development

A selection of bite sized courses delivered face to face and online.

Coaching and Mentoring

Guidance to enrich your Montessori journey and business growth.

How to become an Educator

You will be assessed on a number of criteria involving your personal capabilities, as well your qualifications and ability to satisfy certain regulatory requirements.

  • Communicate effectively with adults and children
  • Have sound management and organisational skills
  • Work independently with the support of our Coordination Unit
  • Demonstrate an enthusiasm and genuine commitment for the wellbeing of children
  • Create a safe, secure, welcoming and child friendly environment that will support the development and learning of young children
  • Be physically and emotionally able to care for young children
  • Have an understanding of children’s development
  • Be aware of and sensitive to the needs and values of parents and children
  • Have an appreciation of cultural and family diversity
  • Commit to ongoing professional development
  • Financially run a small business
  • A valid Working with Children Check Blue Card (FDC)
  • All adult household members including family must have a valid Working with Children Check Blue Card (AO)
  • Minimum Certificate 3 level in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113 (completed, enrolled, with progress reports or equivalent – for a list of approved qualifications visit this link: ACECQA qualifications)
  • First Aid Certificate, Emergency Asthma and Anaphylaxis Management Training (Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an education and care setting HLTAID004 – this course combines all)
  • Skills and knowledge competency of National Regulations, Standards and Child Development
  • Child Protection Training
  • Food Safety Certificate
  • Fire Safety Training
  • Pool safety certificate where applicable
  • Satisfactory First and Final Home Safety check
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • ABN Number
  • AFP Police Check
  • Adequate toys, equipment and resources
  • Health and Safety – Regulations and Standards ensure that your home and garden are hygienic and safe for children
  • Landlord approval where applicable
  • Roadworthy / Safety certificate on Cars not under Warranty
  • Car Restraint Check on all restraints
  • Working Computer, Printer, and Mobile Phone
  • Medical Certificate from your regular Doctor

Educator’s Application Form

To begin the application process to register as an educator, please send us your details:

Educator's Application Form