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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    Make this wonderful cinnamon fluffy slime recipe for some Autumnal sensory play fun! Perfect for messy, sensory input as well as fine motor skills and imaginative play, this is a slime recipe that you’ll want to try! Autumn and Winter are so evocative of those warm cooking smells from the kitchen, the cosy and comforting scents... […]
  • Yarn Wrap Spider Craft
    Make some completely adorable creatures with this yarn wrap spider craft for kids! Perfect for fine motor skills, a singing prop for nursery rhymes and a gorgeous not-so-creepy decoration for halloween too. We are big fans of using yarn in art and craft projects, mostly to wrap around shapes and objects as a way of... […]
  • The Best Autumn Activities for Kids!
    Here are 20 of the best Autumn activities for kids! Crafts, creative projects, sensory play, small world play and learning for toddlers to school age. There’s sure to be something here for everyone to enjoy the gorgeous colours and textures of Autumn!    You can find all 20 of these Autumn Activities for Kids  here... […]
  • Eyeball Glitter Slime Recipe!
    Have some awesomely good fun with our eyeball glitter slime recipe! So simple to use with UK friendly ingredients plus some hilarious googly eyes for a monster themed playtime! We have only recently discovered how easy it is to make slime using UK ingredients and now have it as a firm playtime favourite! It is... […]
  • Counting Spiders Sensory Maths Tray
    Make a fabulously creepy counting spiders sensory maths tray for learning single and two digit numerals, practising addition and subtraction and finding one more and one less than a given number. The spider theme is sure to appeal to all mini-beast lovers and the sensory-rich fine motor benefits are awesome too! We are HUGE fans... […]

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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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