Blue Mountains Family Day Care offers a range of childcare options, depending on your circumstances...

Long day care

Long day care provides flexible care hours, Monday to Friday.  Hours are determined, on a permanent contract basis, between the family and their Educator.

Occasional care

This is for families who require care on a casual basis.

Before and after school care/ Vacation care

This caters for school-aged children (up to 14 years) before and after school - and during school holidays.

Weekend care

This is for families who require permanent or casual care on weekends.  Fees are determined by the family and their Educator.

Care for shift workers

This is for families who require overnight care, due to work conditions. Fees are determined by the family and their Educator.

Emergency or respite care

This is casual care for families experiencing an emergency situation, or who require respite.

In-home care

This is for families who cannot access mainstream childcare.  Parents/guardians eligible for in-home care can access a professional child care worker to operate in the child's home. The Government Child Care Subsidy is accessible to families using in-home care. 

Blue Mountains Family Dare Care is the sole operator for in-home care in our region.

In-home care applications are subject to approval via The NSW Family Day Care Association, and are dependent on educator vacancies.

To find out the criteria for families requesting in-home care, visit