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Inspired Family Day Care

A family day care service that is committed to supporting educators to explore their natural environments and communities, to encourage healthy risk taking, and to embrace the uniqueness of each educator, home and community.

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Join the Inspired Family Day Care community! Whether you are a family looking for care or an educator looking for change, we can support you!

The Inspired FDC Story

Our story began in In 2013, when our Inspired EC co-founders Tash and Nicole, were presenting a workshop on risky play at a conference. The audience of Family Day Care educators loved the content of the workshop, but their number one comment - our scheme won't let us do that. While Tash and Nic's initial response was 'pester your scheme!' (with the knowledge and research to back you up, of course!), the question came at them 'why don't you start a family day care scheme?' It wasn't the first time that someone had suggested this, and it wouldn't be the last.

Tash and Nic reflected on what it could look like to develop a family day care service that was committed to supporting educators to explore their natural environments and communities, to encourage healthy risk taking, and to embrace the uniqueness of each educator, home and community.

In 2014 - Inspired Family Day Care was born and the team couldn't be prouder of what has been created. We now have educators in NSW, QLD and VIC, with hundreds of children reaping the benefits of a magical childhood.

[Photo Credit to Inspired FDC Educator, Cara from Heidleberg Street Family Day Care]

"I worked with Inspired Family Day Care when I was offering my home based nature play programs. It was a relief to find a scheme that valued children's play in terms of adventure and exploration. If you are thinking of providing a home based service for children that values play and nature connection then please take a look at Inspired."

Geira Jen McCormack
Art, Nature, Childhood

What are the benefits of being and educator with Inspired FDC?

We value our authentic relationships with our educators. Our mentors and nominated supervisors regularly visit educators and provide ongoing support in the implementation of programs, the development of practice and ongoing professional growth. Educators have benefits such as:

  • Free access to Inspired EC online courses
  • Free attendance at Inspired EC Training and Events
  • Discount on Inspired EC events with International Guests
  • Discount on resources in our store
  • Ongoing connection and support from a team of experienced, knowledgeable and passionate early childhood professionals
  • Freedom to explore the natural world and community
  • Being part of a national community dedicated to advocating for the rights of children

Want to know more?

If you are interested in seeing if our service is the right fit for you, and would like more information, please get in touch via emailing [email protected] or phone our head office on (02) 49478112 and we will arrange for a mentor in your area to speak with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Inspired Family Day Care operates in NSW, QLD and VIC and has a team of passionate educators and service staff, nationwide. We strongly believe that family day care offers a unique, meaningful care experience for children and families, and our proud of our role in supporting educators to do just that.

Please contact us via [email protected] for more information on availability in your area.

Thank you for your interest in Inspired Family Day Care. If you send through you name, your child's name and date of birth, and what area you are looking for care in to [email protected] we will be able to forward your details onto the relevant state mentor who will be in contact with you as soon as possible.

Inspired Family Day Care was established in response to the voices of Families and Educators seeking a more natural and challenging experience of childhood.

What does Inspired FDC offer Children?

  • Educators and environments committed to exploration, challenge, risk and building connections with the natural world
  • The ability to develop at their own pace and to simply "be a child"
What does Inspired FDC offer Families?
  • The opportunity for your child to receive high quality care in a natural, home environment.
  • Peace of mind that your child is not rushed through childhood, instead nurtured in a small group with one familiar educator
What does Inspired FDC offer Educators?
  • A genuine, collaborative partnership where educators are supported to develop and deliver programs that exceed the National Quality Standard
  • Access to professional development and training delivered by skilled, knowledgeable professionals
  • The ability to make choices about how to operate your service and to engage in critically reflective discussions regarding program and practice.
  • Individualised mentorship! Our experienced, passionate professionals will spend time building a relationship with you and will provide mentoring that is specific to your interests and needs.

Are you looking for quality childcare?

We know just how big a step it is, leaving your child in child care for the very first time. As mama's ourselves, our team understands the emotional toll that this decision can take on the whole family. With brilliant educators and dedicated service staff, we make the process an enjoyable one.

Inspired Family Day Care operates in four states: NSW, QLD and VIC. We have educators in each state who operate from their homes, with many also including excursions into the natural environment and wider community, in their daily programs.

Our educators are supported with ongoing professional development and mentorship, and our service is assessed under the National Quality Framework. Each family day care educator has the freedom and flexibility to provide a unique program and environment, so we recommend contacting our head office and we can put you in touch with an educator in your area, to help you find the right fit for your family.

 What do you get with Inspired FDC?

If you want a magical, wonder-filled childhood for your little one, you will find it with Inspired FDC. At Inspired, we pride ourselves on building meaningful relationships with families. As each educator home is different, your child may experience a vast range of opportunities while in care, including:

  • Outdoor play - mud, sand, games, exploration
  • Creative play - painting, drawing, playdough, clay
  • Imaginative play - dress ups, role playing
  • Community Connection - excursions, playgroups
  • Unique opportunities - cooking, working with tools, risky play, bush kindy

Inspired FDC collaborates with educators when setting fees. Fees will vary depending on the educator you enroll with. At the time of enrolment, families are provided with a schedule of fees that outlines their hourly/daily rate, what is included in fees and any additional charges and levies.

Eligible families will receive child care subsidies and our accounts team can support you through that process. For information on government fee assistance through the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) head to the Services Australia website here:

To find out more about an individual educator's fees please contact the mentor in your state or territory. We can't wait to meet your child and your family. 

You can contact our office on Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm on (02) 49478112 or via our email [email protected].

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You can give us a call from Monday to Friday, between 9am and 4pm AEST on (02) 49478112


You can flick us an email any time - we would love to hear from you! [email protected] 


Our beautiful home is at 157 Floraville Rd, Floraville NSW 2280.

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Inspired EC is committed to child safety, we want all children to be safe, happy and empowered.

Inspired EC would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work, live and play. We feel privileged to share this land and the knowledge that is held within it. We pay our respects to Aboriginal elders past, present and emerging. We commit to working in partnership with Aboriginal communities and to inspiring and supporting those in the early childhood profession to do the same. We hope that you also identify, connect and respect those who have looked after the land you are on for tens of thousands of years. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.


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