We provide childcare
for special families
Special families need special educators and that’s why families love our work
Experts in providing in home childcare for families in NSW, we provide families with security. Caring for children in families’ own homes is all we do. Because we have been doing it for 20+ years, we have the process nailed. We know how to learn about what families need, and we recruit the best educators to deliver it.
In Home Childcare for who?
families that live far away from childcare centres
families who work hours that are non-standard
families with challenging or complex needs
NSW In Home Childcare Services provides care for families under the Australian Government’s In Home Care program. Families are eligible for this program only if they fit into one of the three categories above.
Children are too important for profit.
An educator working in a family’s home needs to be special.
In Home Childcare is care + education.
Children need the best educators.
Families need educators they can trust.
Educators need a service that supports them.
In Home Care is vital for some families.
NSW In Home Childcare Services educators are:
All our educators have either:
- a Certificate III or Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care; or
- an early childhood teaching degree.
(And all have first aid qualifications!)
Every NSWIHCS educator has a dedicated Family Liaison who works with them and their families.
We know working solo can be complex. We support our educators.
We choose educators who are passionate about children.
(And passionate about early childhood education!)
We are sponsored by NSW Family Day Care Association – the organisation that supports Family Day Care services across NSW.
You could say we are the Australian experts at In Home Care provision, this is our 19th year of providing childcare to families in their own homes.
The Australian Government recognised our expertise by awarding the tender to provide the In Home Care Support Agency in NSW and in South Australia to NSW Family Day Care Association in 2018.
Since the inception of in home child care we have provided in home care to 4927 children from 1455 families in NSW.
We directly provide care in Sydney and Central Coast and Illawarra and provide care via a brokerage model in all other areas of NSW.
NSW In-Home Childcare Services is a not-for profit organisation. We believe children are too important to profit from. Being not-for profit means any surplus we make goes into providing better in home care.
Providing In Home Care is ALL we do. That’s why we do it so well.
The staff of NSW In-Home Childcare Services are special. They are skilled at matching the right educators with the right families.
We employ experienced Family Liaison Facilitators to provide specialist support our families and our educators.
Our expert admin staff make the complex and often baffling world of government child care subsidies, simple.
Family Liaison Facilitator
Family Liaison Facilitator (Central Coast)
Leanne De Luca
Family Liaison Facilitator
'It takes a village to raise a child.'AFRICAN PROVERB
Fill out this form or call (02) 9779 9999 (Option 3).
Families that live far away from childcare centres
- Families that geographically isolated from other types of approved child care, particularly in rural or remote locations may be eligible for In Home Care. The Accessibility and Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA+) (2016) is used as measure to guide remoteness and isolation – families need to live in a location designated as Very Remote, Remote, or Moderately Accessible and demonstrate that they are isolated from approved child care services based on the distance from their home to the nearest available, appropriate child care service.
Families who work hours that are non-standard
- Families where the parent or carers work non-standard or variable hours, outside the normal child care service hours may be eligible for In Home Care. This needs to be backed by evidence from employers and rosters.
Families with challenging or complex needs
The family has challenging or complex needs, including where families are experiencing challenging situations, and other approved child care services are not able to meet the needs of the child or the family.
Challenging or complex needs mean:
A child with additional needs or a disability whose early childhood education and care requirements cannot be catered for in another approved child care setting, or through other government funded or community-based services.
A family where a parent is undergoing treatment for a serious illness.
Other complex family situations that prevent families from accessing other approved child care types.