Family Day Care Educator Approval - South Australia


You will need approval if you intend to work as a family day care educator. A family day care educator is an individual engaged by or registered with a family day care service to provide education and care for children in a residence or at an approved family day care venue.

You will need to be personally approved and have your premises approved separately.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval, you must have:

  • Certificate III (or higher) level qualification in Early Childhood Education and Care, or another ACECQA approved education and care qualification
  • experience as an early childhood educator
  • experience or knowledge in planning, implementing and evaluating children's learning
  • a high level of business practice and administration
  • an appropriate house for children to participate safely in play-based learning
  • current certificates in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, asthma and anaphylaxis
  • child-related employment screening (also required for anyone aged 18 and over living at your home)
  • an understanding of child protection in South Australia and your role as a mandated notifier
  • responding to risk of harm, abuse and neglect - education and care (RRHAN-EC) training
  • a medical clearance
  • public liability insurance.

There may be other personal and business requirements that you need to meet. Please contact the agency for more information.





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Administering agency

Department for Education

Contact details

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