Far West Children’s Services

Far West Family Day Care

Quality care in a home environment
Far West Day Care offers highly personalised, flexible, quality care for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years. They are nurtured in a small group setting and, through the educators’ individualised programming, are encouraged to further develop their skills and knowledge.

Family Day Care Services offer very flexible hours, and provide children with the comfort of a nurturing, home environment.

Far West Family Day Care engages trained and registered educators who provide care for other people’s children in their own homes. Educators have been carefully selected, supervised and operate under the Education and Care Services National Regulations and receive regular compliance checks. This is designed to ensure that your child receives the best possible care as well as ensuring quality and continuous improvement of the Family Day Care educators.

You may not know that Family Day Care also offers access to holiday care, before and after school care, after hours and even overnight care.



About our Service

Cobar Shire Council is the approved provider for Far West Family Day Care servicing Cobar, Broken Hill, Lightning Ridge, and Bourke. Far West Family Day Care Offices are located in Cobar and Broken Hill. We currently support 22 Educators across the area. All children using our service will be required to register with our service prior to staring care.

Far West in Home Care

What is In Home Care?
In Home Care is a flexible and affordable form of quality child care that takes place in your own home, provided by a registered educator, for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. In Home Care is for families that can’t access other forms of child care, such as centre-based care or family day care due to geographical isolation, non-standard working hours and complex needs.

In Home Care allows you to select your own individual educator that meets the needs of your own family. In Home Care is much more than ‘just babysitting’, educators are required to offer your children opportunities to learn, develop and grow through quality play-based learning.

How to Access In Home Care

Families need to contact Far West In Home Care. We will provide you with all the relevant information on getting started with our service and how to contact NSW In Home Care Support Agency, who assess your eligibility and develop a family management plan with you.

About Our Service

Cobar Shire Council is the approved provider for Far West In Home Care, servicing Far West NSW. Far West In Home Care Office is located in Cobar We currently support approximately 50 Educators across our Far West Region.

Cobar Outside of School Hours Care (COOSH)

Cobar Outside of School Hours Care (COOSH) provide care, play and learning for primary school-age children before and after school, in school holidays and on some pupil free days (minimum numbers required).

The benefits of COOSH include:

  • Support children’s learning achievement, engagement and wellbeing
  • Provide developmental play opportunities in a multi-age environment
  • Support families to work or study outside school hours.

Our services offer a valuable opportunity for children to access developmental play opportunities, and encourage friendships beyond the classroom and across age groups.

We focus on developing the social and emotional skills of the child through school connectedness, self-management, self-efficacy and social awareness. These skills are linked to children’s overall wellbeing.


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