Family Day Care




Expression of Interest for Family Day Care Vacancies

Please click on the Enquire Now button to fill out the Expression of Interest for Family Day Care positions for your children.

Terms of Application

  • Please be advised, due to the limited spot available, we have a long waiting list.
  • Please be aware that completion of this form does not guarantee a position with a Kentish educator.
  • When a spot becomes available, our team will attempt to contact you three times. If we cannot successfully contact you, we will remove your name from the waitlist.

Becoming a Family Day Care Educator

Kentish is a children and community services provider with over 100 educators and 80 employees across the NT. We have offices in Palmerston, Katherine and Alice Springs. Kentish runs three long day care centres in Moulden, Katherine and Tennant Creek. Kentish also runs Family Day Care (FDC) services and Out-of-Home-Care (OOHC) services.

FDC is suitable for families seeking care and education in a small group setting and for those who require childcare around shift work or irregular hours. Over the COVID pandemic, FDC became very popular as it creates a smaller and safer social circle for children in care.  FDC also gives the children a more stable relationship as children get to be with the same educator until they reach school age.

Becoming an educator

As a FDC educator you will run your own business from home. You can have your own children as well as other children under your care. Since it is your own business, you can choose your clients, your opening hours and availability for weekends and overnight stays and set your own fees. FDC educators can take care of up to four children under the age of 5yo and three school-age children.

FDC operates under the same National Quality Framework (NQF). FDC parents are eligible for Federal Government Child Care subsidies, just like any other long day care arrangements. Kentish has an FDC coordinator who supports FDC educators. Kentish provides free trainings and programs, giving all educators opportunities to upskill, meet other educators and provide interesting activities for children.

Things to consider before becoming a Family Day Care educator

FDC educators will need minimum of Certificate III in Early Educator and Care or be willing to commence studies. As with any businesses, your business expenses are tax deductible, you may claim the cost to run the business such as educational materials, toys, maintenance, electricity, car, cleaning expenses and modifications to your home.

For more information about being a Family Day Care Educator, please send your enquiries and CV to

If you want to be kept in the loop regarding Family Day Care or Early Learning Centre positions in Kentish, please fill out this form.

Kentish Information Session

Jump to 08:07 in this video to learn more about being a Family Day Care Educator