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


Parents, Carers and Guardians pageNorthern Rivers Children's Services

Welcome to Northern Rivers Family Day Care Parent/Carer/Guardian Area.
We have provided the selection list below to assist you to find the information you require. If you need further assistance please contact us.

Are you interested in becoming a Family Day Care Educator (Carer)? click here for more information

For General Information about Family Day Care and answers for frequently asked questions click here

For the types of care available click here

For Areas covered by our service click here

Priority of access Guidelines and wait list arrangements for Child Care Places click Here

Fee information/CCS click here

To view or download our latest Family Bulletin click here

Childcare Application Procedure

application -> educator interview -> enrolment appointment

1. Fill out our online application form and submit, or download, print and post or fax.

2. We will then contact you to let you know we have received your application.

3. We will advise you when we have found a suitable educator to meet your childcare needs.

4. You will then be able to organise a time that is convenient to meet and interview the available educator/s.

5. When you decide to go ahead with a childcare arrangement we will proceed with the enrolment. Please complete the relevant enrolment form for submission at your enrolment appointment (see below).

You will need to bring the following items to your enrolment appointment.

  • Proof of Immunisation (History statement)
  • Parent Photo Identification
  • Centrelink CRN (Customer Reference Numbers) for Parent/Carer claiming Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and children using care.
  • Any current relevant court documents
  • Current health management plans if you have one
  • $30.00 cash/cheque/EFTPOS enrolment fee.
  • completed enrolment form download


Helpful Links and Contacts

For immunisation information:
Medicare Australia
tel 1800653809

To register for Child Care Subsidy and to obtain CRN’s (Customer Reference Numbers).
Family Assistance Office
tel 136150

Child Care Subsidy

MyChild website - for information on Children's Services                                                                          

Educational Leader Insert -  
Transition to School

Useful Links for Parents

The following Links include information that may be useful, interesting or relevant to families in the Northern Rivers area.

Raising Children Network – The Official Australian Parenting Website from Newborns to Teens.
Raising Children Network

NSW Health

Australian Children’s Education and Quality association

Starting Blocks - Your first step into early childhood education and care

YWCA - Goonellabah
HOME - Social Futures

Child and Family Health

Good For Kids | Parents

The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Kids and Traffic Early Childhood Road Safety Education Program

Kidsafe – Child Accident Prevention Association of Australia

Parenting and Child Health

Department of Education
Home - NSW Department of Education

Get Up and Grow – Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood
Department of Health | Get Up & Grow: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood resources

Family and Community Services – NSW Government

Circle of Security Parenting Training

Tresillian Family Care Centres

Australian Hearing -

Immunise Australia Program

The Child Support Agency