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Family day care educator leave advice

Fill out this form when you are taking leave from providing family day care.

Note: If you are required to close due to COVID-19, you are required to complete the COVID-19 temporary closure form.

Types of leave

You can apply for the following types of leave:

  • holiday
  • illness or medical
  • moving home
  • personal
  • other.

Overseas travel

You must provide details of all overseas travel you take while on leave.

The Australian Government may ask for additional evidence such as your travel itinerary or airline tickets. You do not need to send these to us.

Please keep these documents for your records for at least 7 years.

Taking more than 8 weeks leave

If you take more than 8 weeks leave, before returning to work you must:

  • complete a new booking contract for each child and send them to the Business and Customer Support Centre (BCSC) the week before care recommences
  • let your families know that they must contact the BCSC to complete a new child care subsidy (CCS) enrolment
  • make sure the family confirms the enrolment in MyGov through their Centrelink account
  • make sure the family accepts the enrolment confirmation sent from the BCSC.

If children are absent on the day(s) before you take leave, the family will not be eligible for CCS and will be required to pay you full fee.

Leave application form

Educator details
For example – jane.doe@gmail.com
For example – 0412 345 678
For example – (08) 8123 4567
Leave dates
First day of leave, for example 29 September 2022.
Type of leave

Contact your coordinator to discuss approval for your new home.

A FDC medical form may be required before returning. Please speak with your coordinator.

Remember to keep your travel documents for at least 7 years.

Overseas travel
When are you leaving and returning to South Australia?

Acknowledge statement

Educator acknowledgement

Please select the yes checkbox below to acknowledge you understand and agree to the following:

  • I have contacted all families with at least two weeks notice to let them know I am taking leave.
  • I will not receive home visits or other support from FDC staff during my leave.
  • I could receive emails, newsletters, and general information during my leave.
  • All registration requirements must be current and verified by FDC scheme staff before I return from leave.
  • If I take more than 6 months continuous leave, I will need to successfully complete an update with FDC scheme staff before starting care.
  • Current workplans or investigations may impact my return from leave.
  • If I take more than 12 months leave, my FDC registration will be cancelled.
  • I will not operate my FDC service while I am on leave.
  • During leave I will remain registered as a FDC educator.
  • I will not provide private care for monetary or other benefits.

By submitting this form, you declare all information to be true and correct on 29 September 2022.


Family Day Care Business and Customer Support Centre

Phone (metro): 8343 6533
Phone (country): 1300 551 890
Email: educationfdcbusiness@sa.gov.au