Childcare Service

City of Cockburn Childcare Services includes the Family Day Care Service and In-Home Childcare Service.

Family Day Care Service (FDC)

The City supports quality childcare with registered, home-based FDC Educators. They provide early childhood education and care for children aged from six weeks to the end of primary school.

Care is provided on an individual basis with excellent child/educator ratios. Qualified and experienced staff support and resource the Educators and monitor quality standards.

Families have access to Commonwealth childcare subsidies. FDC is an opportunity for suitable applicants to develop a rewarding home-based service for families and their children.
Visit the Family Day Care Services opens in a new window webpage or contact the City of Cockburn Family Day Care Service Manager on 08 9411 3303 or email for more information on family day care, including how to become a family day care educator. 

In-Home Childcare Service (IHC)

In-home childcare is provided by registered IHC Educators in the child's family home. The family must meet Commonwealth eligibility criteria and must not be able to access any other forms of childcare such as family day care or centre-based childcare. Families should contact the IHC Agency 1300 164 202 to determine their eligibility.  

Eligible families can access quality, early education and care in their homes with Commonwealth childcare subsidies. IHC provides an opportunity for suitable people to develop a home-based childcare service, supported by the City of Cockburn In-Home Childcare Service qualified and experienced staff.

Families must be unable to access any existing mainstream childcare service to meet their child’s needs, and must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • Three or more children under pre-primary school age
  • A child or parent who has a diagnosed non-communicable illness or diagnosed disability
  • Parent(s) who work non-standard hours.

Please contact Centrelink of the Department of Human Services opens in a new window for the enrolling parent’s Customer Reference Number (CRN) and the CRN of each child to be enrolled in childcare. Please also register for the Commonwealth childcare subsidies
Please contact the City of Cockburn In-Home Childcare Service Co-ordinator on 08 9411 3307 or email to find out more about in-home childcare.

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Language Support

Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.