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The home based setting provides a familiar, safe and secure learning environment. Current research confirms the importance of strong relationships with significant adults to a child’s early learning; family day care’s small group environment facilitates strong bonds and promotes effective early learning and social development.

From Family Day Care Australia.

Port Stephens and Newcastle Family Day Care has been operating home-based quality child care in Port Stephens for over 26 years and has now extended into the Newcastle, Maitland, Cessnock, Lake Macquarie and the Central Coast. The accredited service supports approximately 70 Educators in providing personalised professional education and care to children aged from birth to 12 years in a safe home environment.

Our philosophy is focused on recognising, respecting and valuing each child's current place in their world, actively promoting the  early years learning framework principles of belonging, being and becoming and delivering a holistic, nurturing and stimulating learning environment.

For more information:

Find us

Located at 57-59 Port Stephens Street, Raymond Terrace.

The Children's Services office is open Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm.

Contact us

Documents available for download

  • Family Day Care Enrolment Form 2018 from our A-Z Forms page
  • Direct Debit Request Agreement Children's Services from our A-Z Forms page
  • Direct Debit Request Form Children's Services from our A-Z Forms page