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Family Day Care Coordinator

A Family Day Care Coordinator takes charge of the day care facility, developing its services, managing resources and coordinating staff. There will also be a number of daily, weekly and monthly tasks to help with, to ensure the effective running of the centre.


Average wage for

Employment Levels

Around 130,200 people are currently employed as Family Day Care Coordinators in Australia. This is set to increase slightly to 152,900 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

34% of all Family Day Care Coordinators are employed in NSW. The area with the lowest number of Family Day Care Coordinators is NT, with only 1.3%.

Gender Split

This is a very female dominated industry with 4.7% of Family Day Care Coordinators being male and 95.4% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Family Day Care Coordinators is 25-34 years old, with 25.2%. A small percentage (5.4%) of people get into this career path older, aged 55-59. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Family Day Care Coordinators, with 13.3% aged 45-54.

Hours Worked

Family Day Care Coordinators work an average of 37.3 hours a week which is 3.6 hours lower than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Family Day Care Coordinators have a Certificate III/IV qualification (31.4%) or are at a Advanced Diploma/Diploma level (29.1%). 75.2% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 24.8% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Family Day Care Coordinator Duties & Tasks

  • Manage the day care service and its resources
  • Coordinate staff on a day-to-day basis
  • Monitor attendees to make sure their physical, emotional, social and person needs are being met
  • Administrative tasks



*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only.