Long Day Care
At Family House Child Care we value caring for your children, in a warm and home like environment. When children have a sense of belonging it promotes a good sense of self and confidence.
Children do most of their learning through play and engaging with their environment.
At Family House Child Care, we provide a stimulating environment that focuses on the children's interests and developmental experiences. We promote play based learning.
Family House Child Care is a small centre, we can offer more 1:1 time with educators. The children are encouraged to express themselves and their feelings. When children feel good about themselves they are more confident to explore their world.
Family House is a small community child care centre for children aged 3 months to school age.
We are a not-for-profit service that has been operating in Mount Barker for over 35 years.
What Our Clients Are Saying
"Family House has been a blessing of valuable support for our growing family. So aptly named, we trust the team with our preschool children as much as we trust our own family. As well as their support to our children, the team at Family House have been just as much support to us, as we navigated through our role as parents.
We love the natural play environment, the quirky changing daily set ups, the use of common & recycled materials, the flexibility with booking & the ease of communication. The staff are obviously there because they want to be. Our boys love being at Family House so much. They run to the door at drop off, refuse to leave at pickup and we’ve even had angry outbursts on days when they aren’t booked in!" - Happy parent
"My son has been attending Family House for about 1 year and we absolutely love it. The staff are really caring and being quite a small centre it has a very homely and personal feel. We love that it comprises of a mixed age group all playing together. They spend most of the day playing outside when the weather allows which is wonderful. They are very flexible and you pay by the hour, so if you only want short care that’s fine or you can do a whole day and it doesn’t work out any more expensive than other child care centres. My son started at just a few hours a week and now goes 1-2 days a week and then on short notice when I need extra care I can send him for more hours/days if need be. We toured another centre and when we went there my son straightaway said he didn’t want to go there, while when we went to Family House, we did one visit and when we arrived for the next visit my son told me that I could leave straight away because he wanted to go play, he was very clingy and never really wanted to leave me, so I was amazed that he felt so comfortable there so quickly. So glad we found Family House for our child care needs."
- Happy parent
"We looked at a number of child care options and after hearing stories from good friends about sending their own children to Family House over a decade and their positive experiences, we knew that Family House fostered the same values that we did. The beautiful facility feels warm, safe and inviting and the play equipment and nature-based garden provides so much fun to our little ones. We loved it so much that we decided to commute from another town to have our daughter cared for at Family House. The staff are simply amazing. They are genuinely heart-centred humans who openly care for the little people, I see how much they nurture the little ones when I drop my daughter off, it's been such a happy experience for our 3 year old. Her confidence has grown and she's learnt valuable social skills while being at Family House, we highly recommend anyone looking for childcare in or around Mount Barker to consider Family House."
- Happy parent