Northern Rivers Children's Services Limited Caring for the community since 1980



Welcome to Northern Rivers Family Day CareNorthern Rivers Children's Services



Family Day Care is a personal and nurturing form of childcare that takes place within the educator’s home. Small groups of children are cared for by educators who are registered and trained professionals. All our family day care childcare environments are carefully selected and monitored on an on-going basis.   

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  • We are the largest FDC childcare service in the Northern Rivers and one of the largest in NSW. Our resources are unmatched, and include three toy libraries, a fleet of buses, four playgroup venues, training facilities, two coordination offices, resource library and more.
  • We have been operating since 1980, expanding from Lismore up to Tweed Heads area.
  • Family Day Care is the calm, personal family-like alternative to childcare centres. Your Educator gets to know your child and your family in a way that a childcare centre cannot.
  • A small group of children means your child will receive one to one attention whenever it is needed.
  • When you arrive at your FDC, you are greeted every day by the same experienced professional Educator.

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  • FDC is ideal for babies and toddlers starting childcare for the first time.
  • Siblings stay together in FDC. They are not separated into different rooms according to age. Older school age children can use the same FDC that their younger siblings use for before or after school and during school holidays.
  • FDC can be very flexible, providing childcare at night and weekends. We have Educators in many locations, often close to where you live or work.
  • FDC can be very affordable when compared
    with Childcare Centres.


    Northern Rivers Children's Services Limited (NRCS) collects personal information to fulfil regulatory requirements.  This information also allows us to source and provide quality childcare which meets the individual needs of your family and for the purpose of claiming Child Care Subsidy (CCS).  We disclose information to other persons only when required to be given to the regulatory authorities or as expressly authorised, permitted or required to be given under any legislation, act or law.   If you are unable to provide the information required for your child’s enrolment we may not be able to effectively complete the enrolment process.