Welcome to Armidale Family Day Care!

We are a community based, not for profit organisation, established in 1983. Since then we have developed and maintained a long-standing reputation of offering high quality education and care, to local families provided by our qualified local Educators.

Our boutique service is operated by a team of professionals with expertise in Early Childhood, Business and Administration. We provide ongoing support to our Educators, families and children. We monitor the provision of flexible, reliable and affordable childcare to families in Armidale, Guyra, Uralla and Walcha.

Armidale Family Day Care delivers a play based Out of Hours School Care for school aged children, providing after school care and vacation care. Armidale Family Day Care proudly acknowledge the support of Sandon Public School, out of which the service operates. Click here for further information about our OOSH programme.


We seek to build a sense of belonging within Armidale Family Day Care, forming partnerships with children, families, staff, and community.

We work in partnership with families, Educators, staff and management, encouraging their input and respecting their diverse values beliefs and cultures.

We recognise the learning potential in the natural environment and acknowledge our responsibility to work towards a sustainable future.
We reflect on current practices and access relevant high quality, professional development in order to ensure continuous improvement within the service.

We respect children’s rights as developing, capable, individuals and strive to provide them with security, consistency and learning through nurturing relationships.

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We acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, the Anaiwan people and recognise their continuing connections to the land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

Our Philosophy has been inspired and guided by the
Early Years Learning Framework:

Belonging – acknowledges children’s independence with others (family, a cultural group, a neighbourhood and a wider community) and the basis of relationships in defining identities.

Being – recognises the importance of the here and now in children’s lives.

Becoming – reflects the process of rapid and significant change that occurs in the early years.


Armidale Family Day Care is a constitutional corporation, managed by a community-based Board of Directors.
The Coordination Unit works closely with the Board of Directors to ensure the delivery of high-quality education and care services within our communities.

Armidale Family Day Care strongly encourages participation from interested parties within the broader community who would like to contribute to the company’s successes.

Our friendly team

Patricia Marson

Business Manager

Lois Walkowiak

Nominated Supervisor of FDC and Coordinator

Sharon Conroy

Nominated Supervisor of OOSH and Educational Leader

Beth Leys


Gemma Jones


Family Day Care Educators are a valued part of our team!
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Become a Family Day Care Educator with AFDC

Being a Family Day Care Educator is probably the most rewarding career you can have.

Armidale Family Day Care welcomes enquiries from prospective Educators interested in providing quality education and care.

Your love of children, together with your love of teaching and inspiring, in a rewarding and successful business that you can call your own. As an Educator you get to choose which hours and days suit you. You have full control over the operations of your business plus you can look after your own children while you look after others. All with the support of our team of professionals.

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    Areas we cover

    Armidale Family Day Care operates in Armidale, Guyra, Uralla and Walcha, proudly providing hundreds of local families and children with education and care that they require.

    Because we are community based, our team is able to offer 24 hour emergency support and assistance to Educators and families within our services.

    Armidale Family Day Care provides Education and Care both in Armidale and three of the smaller towns in the surrounding districts. Access to quality child care has long been a challenge in smaller commercial centres. Armidale Family Day Care is pleased that we have been successful in recruiting Educators in Guyra, Uralla and Walcha, providing families with the opportunity to undertake their work and study commitments knowing that their children are in the care of our dedicated Educators.