Approved by the Australian Government. Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate available to eligible families.


We are Trisha Alston and Rosalie Muston, the KIDS MATTER” Resource Team. We are qualified child care professionals who have extensive experience coordinating family day care services within local government. We are both passionate about the benefits of family day care for families and children. It as an ideal childcare choice which combines individualised care in a positive, nurturing family environment with play-based learning activities

When legislation was changed in 2006 to allow private companies to operate family day care services we decided to join forces and apply to the Australian government for approval to operate our own family day care service. Approval was granted and KIDS MATTER” family day care was born.  We opened for business in January 2008.

The decision to establish KIDS MATTER” has proven to be a positive choice and has culminated in the success of the service which is building a strong, supportive team of capable, caring Educators providing quality home styled childcare to families across the Goulburn Valley. 
We are excited about operating a service that can make decisions based on best practice, legal requirements and most importantly on the needs of the community.  We provide direct and personal service to parents and Educators to ensure that children build lasting happy memories of their childcare days. 
We are innovative, flexible and willing to explore alternative options.
We are committed to establishing business opportunities and local childcare options in rural areas where there is a need for respite and for a safe environment for children when both parents are working on or off their farm.

At KIDS MATTER” we value and respect our Educators. They provide a valuable service to the community.  They are hard working, dedicated, highly skilled and have met extensive selection and screening requirements.  We assist them in every way possible to meet quality standards, to gain qualifications and to promote and operate their own individual, profitable business.”
We also provide twenty-four hour advice and support for Educators and parents and out of hours appointments are available.

For more information contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.