In Home Child Care Services in Victoria

Every family has different circumstances, and sometimes standard day care for your child is not available or accessible to you. If this applies to your family, you may be eligible for In Home Care for your child.

The In Home Care Support Agency Victoria is here to help you get the help you need.
Please read on for more information about In Home Child Care, and how you can be connected with an In Home Care Service Provider in Victoria.

What is In Home Child Care?

As an approved form of child care that is funded by the Australian government, In Home Care is designed to support families that face challenging circumstances such as living in a rural area, working non-standard hours thus making it difficult to access child care at times that suit your needs, or having a serious illness or disability which makes it impractical for them to be cared for outside the home.

This is an ideal option for families who may not be able to make use of traditional child care services. If your family is eligible for In Home Care, you will be able to choose an In Home Care Service Provider in Victoria.

The In Home Care Service Provider will match you with a suitable educator to deliver child care in your own home. The education and care your child receives will be tailored to meet their needs and the circumstances of your child.

All In Home Care educators are qualified, or working towards a Certificate 3 level qualification. There are many In Home Care educators who hold a higher qualification such as a diploma or bachelor level degree in early childhood education and care. In Home Care educators are also required to have a current first aid certificate. This ensures that they will know what to do if an emergency arises.

As the In Home Care Support Agency for Victoria, we are here to support you. We connect suitable families with In Home Care Service Providers that meet your needs. We will work with you throughout your entire In Home Care experience.

We look forward to hearing from you to discuss your in home child care options.

Who provides In Home Child Care in Victoria?

There are a number of Service Providers providing In Home Care in Victoria. Each Service Provider has their own In Home Care educators. You will get to meet and pick the educator that meets you and your family’s needs.

All In Home Care educators are qualified, or working towards a Certificate 3 level qualification. There are many educators who hold a higher qualification such as a diploma or bachelor level degree in early childhood education and care. In home care educators are also required to have a current first aid certificate. This ensures that they will know what to do if an emergency arises.

Part of our role at the In Home Care Support Agency is to match you with a suitable in home child care service provider in Victoria. You can choose a service provider that best meets your needs and requirements. We can support you during this process to help you make a smooth transition to in home child care.

Is in home child care expensive?

In Home Child Care is subsidised by the Australian government. To be suitable for In Home Care, you must be eligible for the child care subsidy, which will help towards the costs. However, there are fees involved – including out of pocket expenses that you may need to cover. Every Service Provider sets their own fees, so it is important you ask and understand what fees the Service Provider charges.

Find an In Home Child Care Service Provider in Victoria

If you live in Victoria, the In Home Care Support Agency is here to help you find the right In Home Care Service Provider for your child. Our team will take you through every stage of the process.

If you think you may be eligible for in home child care, please contact us today.

Australia’s Leading Home Care Agency

Australia’s Leading Home Care Agency (ALHCA) formally only known as Melbourne’s Leading Nanny Agency is owned and operated by a passionate mother/daughter team and their tribe of 16 other successful and passionate women.
Launched in 1999 we unquestionably consider ourselves to be the top educator placement agency in Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Territory and New South Wales, leading the way in customer service and the quality of care provided.
We have a very simple automated registration process and try to minimise the stress and complexity that can sometimes be faced whilst navigating the Child Care Subsidy System.

  • Servicing Victoria wide – Melbourne Metro, Rural, Remote and Beyond
  • No Registration fees
  • We fill shifts of 3-12 hours in length
  • Any time of day or night
  • Any day of the week
  • You will either select from our pool of educators, or we can run a recruitment campaign specifically for your family
  • You can also BYO Educator
  • Child safety is our number one priority

Contact Details

Call our dedicated team for a chat and a quote on 03 9576 7000

Bambini Child Care Service

Bambini Child Care Services have been providing In Home Care and Family Day Care services to families for over twelve years. Our service provides in home child care in inner city Victoria along with rural locations.

  • Our educators are qualified in children’s services or are currently studying child care
  • Regular home visits are conducted with the educator and children, along with regular calls and support
  • Providing administration and support to families and their needs
  • Ensuring national standards are maintained and improved

Contact Details

0400 466 186

Eastern Child Care Services (ECCS)

Eastern Child Care Services (ECCS) has been providing high quality and affordable In-Home Child Care (IHC) for the past 18 years. We work closely with families to provide an educator who meets the family needs and to establish a trusting relationship in the care of your children.

As a small in home care provider, we take pride in the quality of our service supporting the early childhood development of your children.

Contact Details

0415 481 653

Family Friend Home Support

We are a privately-owned business. We have been operating for over 20 years and are very well regarded in the community.

We pride ourselves on our flexibility and reliability in assisting our families with their needs.

Contact Details

02 6025 1241


Leor is an In Home Care and NDIS Provider delivering unique, personalised learning and support programs to meet the needs of any child.

The Leor model is unique because we develop individualised learning programs for your child and bring the quality of preschool or daycare into your home.

Our Educators are highly trained, mentored and supervised to ensure your child’s learning outcomes are our priority.

We have seen learning shape lives, so we invite you to bring the Leor experience into your home and allow our Educators to transform your home into your child’s world of learning and exploration.

Contact Details

02 9051 0511

MIHELP – Montessori In Home Early Learning Professionals

As an experienced In Home Care operator MIHELP adopted a Montessori way of teaching to all age groups between 0 to 12 years of age. Ensuring that each child is provided with quality education, our experienced educators will provide individualised learning programs along with meeting their basic needs to reach each milestone with ease.

Our educators strive to work closely with families to support consistent routines, implement learning curriculums at home and follow each child’s physical, mental and emotional needs as they grow.

We are expanding our services to In Home Care (IHC) in order to meet the demands of families who, due to special circumstances, cannot attend the normal long day care centres.
We will focus on delivery of IHC services to the parents or carers that are working non-standard or variable hours, outside normal child care service hours and if the family has challenging or complex needs, including where families are experiencing challenging situations.

  • Book any day/time you require
  • We will provide you with the best possible educator to suit your circumstances
  • In case you have your own educator, we are happy to accommodate
  • Committed to care and education
  • In Home Childcare Professionals are highly trained
  • Educators who are passionate about working with kids
  • Learning Through Play- Educators are provided with Montessori learning resources to carry out services
  • Intentional Teaching – Individualised learning programs
  • Holistic Approach to Learning- Ensuring child’s physical, mental and emotional needs are met
  • Early Years Learning Framework
  • School Readiness Program

Contact Details

(02) 8756 5031 or 0415 557 570

Peachie Kids

Peachie Kids was co-founded by two shift working mothers who completely understand the complexities and challenges of being a shift working parent.  The team at Peachie Kids are dedicated to making In Home Care accessible, affordable and we will support and guide you through the process.

We empower parents to have an active role in selecting the best educator to suit their family’s specific needs and ensure that educators understand the flexibility and reliability required to care for children of shift workers and families where conventional childcare centres cannot meet the family’s needs.

Our mission is to release the burden of juggling work and child care enabling parents/guardians to go to work knowing that children are being cared for by a professional, qualified, understanding educator in the comfort and safety of the family home.

Contact Details

(03) 9052 4865, or call Sarah on 0430 221 061

Placement Solutions

A family owned and run business since 1988, Placement Solutions can help you Victoria-wide with an educator. Our career professionals have passion to nurture, develop, guide and protect the children they care for. We proudly stand behind the most stringent of recruitment practices and have over 30 years leading this industry.

Our educators have:

  • A minimum of 3 years verifiable childcare experience
  • Current first aid certificate
  • Current national police check
  • Current national working with children check
  • Completed our stringent in-person screening, interview and induction process including detailed reference checks
  • Completed or are currently working towards a qualification of Certificate III, Diploma or Degree in Early Childhood Education and Care (or equivalent qualification)
  • Completed ‘Speak Up’ child protection training

Steps and Strides In Home Child Care

The In Home Care program at Steps & Strides is run by a team with more than 20 years’ experience in the In Home Care and Early Education and Care sector.
Our families (clients) and Educators (staff) are our priority as we work to provide responsive, safe, high-quality early education and care.
We are driven to meet the individual needs of your family and join in providing the foundations for later life for all children, including those in complex situations or living with a disability.

Contact Details

(03) 9069 2122
Melbourne, Geelong, Surf Coast, Colac Otway, Moorabool, Ballarat, Horsham, Grampians

VPM In Home Care

VPM In Home Care was established in 2003 by the director – Nicole Morgan. We recruit childcare professionals and are focused on excellence and commitment to the principles of best practice.
It goes without saying that we are professionals, dedicated to excellent childcare recruitment. However, you can also expect us to listen, be honest, helpful and friendly and above all put the needs of your child first. We provide a valuable working relationship of support and advice for families and educators.

Contact Details

03 5562 6070