About Coffs Harbour Family Day Care

Coffs Harbour Family Day Care is a well-established provider of home-based childcare services on the Coffs Coast. Since our launch in 1984, we have established a longstanding reputation for offering high-quality, reliable family day care for local families by local educators.

Our team consists of 5 staff who coordinate, support and monitor a network of more than 50 educators who look after the children of hundreds of local families.

Although our services have no strict boundaries, we currently have home-based care providers located as far north as Corindi to Bonville in the south and out west to Nana Glen, Glenreagh and Coramba . Main locations include Coffs Harbour, Woolgoolga and various Northern Beaches suburbs, Sawtell, Toormina, Boambee and the Orara Valley.

We are committed to providing reliable, flexible and affordable family day care services to families in the Coffs Harbour area and offering full support to the educators in our scheme.


“When choosing care for your child, family day care isn’t just the right choice – it’s the natural one” FDC Australia

Family day care provides personalised care in a family-focussed environment. Your child will feel safe and secure, just like at home. Beyond this, the educator you choose will provide a flexible environment, one that provides spontaneous learning opportunities. Your child will have the opportunity to come to grips with uncertainty through new experiences and group interaction. In essence, this is the natural nurturing choice.

More information

More details about our services are available in the Parents section or if you are interested in a career in childcare, please refer to our Educator pages.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Our Philosophy

Our service philosophy is the ‘why’ behind our work with children, families and each other. It is the combination of beliefs, values and hopes for the educational program that our service provides and its outcomes.

You can access our service philosophy below.

Service Philosophy

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Our Friendly Staff

Janet Coleman


Peter Metcalfe

Administration Assistant

Kylie Wilson

Child Development Co-ordinator

Bec Wales

Nominated Supervisor

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Areas We Cover

We are commited to providing day care for as much of the Mid North Coast as we can.

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From the parents

We have used this service for both of our children - both with Helen. She is amazing! Our son loves going to Helen's, it's a second home for him. He has made great friends there too. We can't express enough how much we appreciate Helen and Coffs FDC for caring for our kids in a home environment. Highly recommend using this service!!read more
Jenny Haynes
Jenny Haynes
00:39 18 Dec 19
We had our son in care with Jacqui for 2.5 years (from 6 months-3years) and she treated him as her own the entire time. We shared all of his special milestones together, she taught him so many things-counting, shapes, colours, improving fine motor skills, speech and physical movement. He’s been on fun excursions and is socialable in most settings, he is such a kind hearted little boy. I honestly have Jacqui to thank for a lot of it. She communicated well with us the entire time and always had our sons best interest in mind and heart. We for sure will be sending our next Bub to Jac! She is exactly who you want to help raise your kids when you’re at work.read more
Brittany Comino
Brittany Comino
10:32 13 Jul 19
Great team to work with
bryn goode
bryn goode
01:04 13 May 19
Super easy, friendly and wonderful environment. Definitely recommend!
Jacob Connor
Jacob Connor
01:02 13 May 19
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