Care in the family home


From 2 July 2018, Australia will have a new child care package. Families will continue to have the flexibility to choose child care that meets their needs which includes care provided in the family home.

The Government will continue to provide care in the family home as part of the new child care package.

A new care type is being developed to replace the existing Nanny Pilot Programme and In Home Care. The policy for the new care type will be based on a review of the In Home Care program, an evaluation of the Nanny Pilot Programme, along with feedback from families, services and other key stakeholders.

Policy development for care provided in the family home will be completed in time for services and families to transition to the new arrangements by July 2018.

Further detail of care provided in the family home will be provided on this page when available.