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Family Day Care

Port Stephens Council has been offering quality home-based child care for over 25 years. We have two services in Port Stephens and Newcastle which cover care throughout the Hunter, Port Stephens, Central Coast and Lake Macquarie regions.

Our Family Day Care supports 75 educators in providing professional education and care for children ranging from birth to 13 years.

Family Day Care focuses on recognising, respecting and valuing the place each child has in the world. We actively promote the Early Years Learning Framework principles of Belonging, Being and Becoming and the School Age Framework principles My Time Our Place.

All our home-based services provide a holistic, nurturing and stimulating learning environment.

Find us

The Thrive Kids administration office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm and is located at 57-59 Port Stephens Street, Raymond Terrace.

Contact us

Documents available for download

  • Family Day Care Enrolment Form 2019 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