A Flexible Approach to
Family Care
beginning with early childhood

Our Social Enterprise Mission

Clann's Family Care Learning and Health Program and Portal is delivered with the support of a wider network of partners  including The Education Professionals. We support the Life. Be in it.' JobsNOW Initiative and are independently monitored by OSSNET to ensure quality standards.

The core objective of our Clann social enterprise is the establishment, delivery and support of family-focused, practitioner delivered, care, learning and health information, services and resources for the Community Services sector beginning with Early Childhood. Our focus is on families who for varied reasons are unable to access regulated services that meet their needs and wants and so rely on informal and unsupported care that increases the risks of disadvantage. To begin with we have developed a sensible, safe and secure opportunity to restructure informal childcare (one million children nationally) into quality small home-based family care businesses.

Through our Networks we can also advise on, and facilitate, professional development pathways for many other areas of study including, functional english, small business, early childhood, elder and disability care.

We are beginning in Geelong with a pilot project to create and support up to 500 new regional family care businesses using our Earn 'n' Learn program; supporting the Life. Be in it. JobsNOW Initiative. Beginning with childMINDing where the focus is on providing care while building better brains and healthy bodies. Your interest and possible involvement is welcomed.

What makes us unique 

Clann is a truly diverse family platform. A place where people interested in family care can develop their skills and 'earn while they learn to provide a professional standard of family child care where learning through healthy active play is a priority. And where children can become themselves and discover how to 'live more of their lives' from an early age.


​​Employment Ready

We combine theory and practice, focused experience ' and multi-skill development to provide our members with employment ready skills and attitudes. Our  professional development certificates are earned.


​Extended Curricula

​Professional Development Curricula are structured to provide our members with maximum opportunities for Credit Transfers and Recognition of Prior Learning. 


​Strong Alumni 

​Our Graduate students will have access to the Business Networking and Alumni Services through our national and international network if their preference is to build a career as an employee here or overseas.


​A Real Passion

Our vetted childMINDers and Early Childhood Professionals are committed people with a passion for family child care work, a commitment to excellence, and a work ethic that builds confidence in the home based services industry.

Meet Our Family Care Team

Amanda McFadden

Amanda is a co-founder of the Clann Group and in her role in member on-boarding and support is to help you to get your Clann platform profile up and running quickly resolving any questions you may have.

Bo Okabe

Bo is our community and family group networker and with her background in social work  securing funding support and coordinating home-based childcare centres is the person to contact if you need more flexible childcare in your area and/or are interested in a career in childcare

Robert Palmer

Robert is our professional development and early learning resources expert. He is an experienced Australian teacher and administrator who has held senior executive positions in State and National Teacher organisations. He has written more than 400 teacher support and student activity books for major publishers as well as Certificate III and Diploma courses in Community Services

Liam McFadden

Liam is a co-founder of the Clann Group and brings 25 years business experience to support Members to establish, maintain and grow a sustainable small business offering family care services

Vera Vasilchenko

Vera is our Diploma qualified industry specialist and has a passion for early childhood learning and professional development of  early childhood professionals With her background in industry compliance  with national childcare laws and regulations she is the person to contact with any professional development and compliance matters

Sydelle Fernandez

Sydelle is our Account Manager and platform administrator.  When you contact Clann, Sydelle will make sure you are directed to the right person to help you 


Clann Australia  Pty Ltd,
Runway, West 6 Federal Mills Park, 3-35 Mackey Street,

North Geelong, VIC 3215, Australia.

Contact Details

   Phone    Enquiries 1800-425266
   Email    contact@clann.com.au

Privacy Policy |Terms & conditions of use

Clann is an online venue for care seekers and care providers to connect and transact with each other. We do not introduce or supply childminders and other carers to those seeking care, nor do we select or propose specific childminders and carers to those seeking care or care seekers to childminders and carers. Clann requires childminders and other carers to provide and maintain currency of mandatory safety checks and other certificates on their profiles and care seekers are required to inspect these. Clann does not verify other information posted by care seekers or childminders and other carers on their profiles. Please see our Members Help and Support Centre for further guidance on using Clann safely.

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