Quality early education and care in your own home

Is mainstream childcare not available or suitable for your family?

In Home Care may be the flexible solution you’re looking for.

Who can use In Home Care?

In Home Care is for eligible families who cannot access other early education and care services locally.

In Home Care is delivered in the comfort and safety of your own home, and it is much more than “just babysitting.”

Our qualified and registered NSWIHC educators positively impact the development and growth of children through quality play-based learning following the early years learning framework.

What are the eligibility criteria for In Home Care?

Families who cannot access other mainstream childcare services may be eligible for In Home Care.

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Geographical isolation

Families that are geographically isolated from other types of approved child-caring services, particularly in rural or remote locations.


Non-standard working hours

Families where the parent/guardian or carers work non-standard or variable hours outside the normal child care service hours. 

Complex needs

Families who experience challenging or complex life situations such as a child with additional needs or a disability, or a family where a parent is undergoing treatment for a serious illness.

Let’s see if In Home Child Care is perfect for you.

Who We Are & What We Do

NSW In Home Care for Early Childhood (NSWIHC) was birthed in 1999 as part of the Australian Government’s In Home Care Pilot Project.

Later established as a service in 2001, NSWIHC is sponsored by the NSW Family Day Care Association, which is funded by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE).

We operate a brokerage model of service delivery, offering a flexible form of early education and care for eligible families unable to access other mainstream childcare.

NSWIHC meets families where they are.
We deliver subsidised In Home Care services across NSW and the ACT.