Bilby Family Day Care

Bilby Family Day Care Group is a family business established in 2013 in Graceville, Queensland. We recognise the growing need in the community for childcare that goes beyond large, centre-based care and we believe that Family Day Care offers an alternative that is great for kids and meets the needs of modern families.

Family Day Care is home based care and education that offers children a nurturing, secure and stimulating home environment. Family Day Care Educators are professionally qualified and experienced at providing learning experiences for children through play and social interaction. We offer flexibility, stability, educator consistency. Care can be negotiated for a variety of times – early, late, standard hours, before and after school, vacation periods and in some circumstances overnight and weekends.

Register for Care

1. Provide your details

You can register your details online now. Once we have your details, we’ll be in touch about what educators we have that might suit your family’s needs.

2. Meet an Educator

We discuss your child care needs, provide information, help you find the right educator and environment for your child, monitor your child’s wellbeing, learning and progress, and we work with educators to uphold organisational values, and meet required legislation.

3. Enrol your child

Once you have found an educator that matches your family’s needs, we will arrange an orientation for you and your child to help you make the transition into family day care


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  • Number Bonds to 10 Egg Game
    Make this awesome Number Bonds to 10 Egg Game as a fun way to practise maths skills without a worksheet! Hands on, kinaesthetic learning is always the best way to truly understand a new learning concept and is perfect for young learners at both school and home. The plastic, hollow Easter eggs that are widely... […]
  • Easter Sensory Eggs for Babies and Toddlers
    Make some gorgeous DIY Easter Sensory Eggs for Babies and Toddlers using easy to find materials! Perfect as an unusual gift idea, when there’s been enough chocolate already! And brilliant size and shape for little hands to safely hold, mouth and explore by rolling, shaking and tapping. I am SUCH an early years teacher still,... […]
  • Fluffy Floam Slime Recipe
    Make a wonderful fluffy floam slime for sensory play, birthday party favours, tween play date activity and LOTS of fun! You will know by know that we are well and truly hooked on making slime recipes and trying out as many different varieties as we can! We have tried scenting it to make a wonderful... […]
  • Toddler Colour Match Ball Game
    Make a simple toddler colour match fine motor game using balls and a muffin tin! So easy to set up and filled with plenty of learning opportunities through play. We have been re-visiting lots of our favourite toddler and preschooler play ideas from years gone by now that my fourth child has turned 3! So... […]

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Choosing childcare, especially for the first time, can be a daunting experience for any parent. There are many reasons for seeking childcare, including returning to work, changing family circumstances or respite care. Whatever the reason all parents want the best possible care for their children and the solution that best suits their family.

Family Day Care is a friendly and flexible child care service. We can provide you and your child with a place in, full or part time care, before and/or after school hours care, school vacation care, care for extended hours, overnight care, weekend care, care to accommodate your shift work, respite care or in special cases emergency care. Our Family Day Care educators work with children aged from just a few months right through to school age. Family Day Care is a great way for siblings and friends from mothers groups to stay connected and build strong relationships as they grow towards school age.

We work closely with our educators to provide children with rich learning experiences and a warm and caring environment.

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Play is Learning

Play is very important for children. Through play babies and young children explore and learn to understand the world around them as they come to communicate, discover, imagine and create.


The Early Years Learning Framework describes the principles, practice and outcomes essential to support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school. The Framework has a strong emphasis on play-based learning as play is the best vehicle for young children’s learning providing the most appropriate stimulus for brain development.

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Become an Educator

Combine your passion for working with children with the opportunity to create a financially rewarding, professional home based career as an early childhood educator.

You will enjoy the flexibility of running your own business with our support and guidance. It is easier than you think to start a rewarding career – even if you don’t own your house!

Register your interest now and we’ll contact you for a confidential and no obligation chat about becoming a Family Day Care educator.

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