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Welcome to Australia's Leading Home Care Agency - Established 1999

Australia’s Leading Home Care Agency (ALHCA) is owned and operated by a passionate Mother-Daughter team, Annie Sargood and Chris Sargood. They launched in 1999 – providing services Australia wide across metropolitan, rural and remote locations. The team specialises in the care and support of families, children, young people and parents who are approved for the In Home Care Program (Government subsidised Childcare in the family home).

IHC is a flexible form of early childhood education and care where an Educator provides care in the child’s home. It is restricted to families who can’t access other types of approved care. This could be due to:

  • Families living in remote and rural areas
  • Parents working non-standard or variable hours
  • Families faced with challenging or complex needs, who are facing challenging situations

Our Promise

Safety is our number one priority, also holding advocacy, integrity, honesty and transparency as high values, while providing professional friendly service. Our passionate office team understand the fragility of creating a manageable family life balance and pride themselves in being the leaders in screening and matching Educators with families, to provide the highest possibility of having all of the family’s needs met.

In line with the Early Years Learning Framework and the Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics, we support our Educators to provide care that engages all children in learning that promotes confident and creative individuals and successful lifelong learners, helping them to be active and informed members of their communities.

We are committed to building secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships and partnerships that respect diversity, equity, inclusion, reflection and collaboration to maintain the rights and dignity of children, families, colleagues and communities.


We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first Australians. We respectfully recognise Elders both past and present.


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