I've used FDC before and never will again. I was cancelled on last minute numerous times. They can have whoever they choose at their house at any time and I won't know about it. I didn't like this. I only used it for DD2 for a short time as there were no spaces available at the daycare DD1 was in.
The price was comparable. She charged $9 an hour plus then there is FDC fees on top of that. She also had a minimum number of hours you could use. So depending on how many hours you use, it was actually cheaper to go to a proper centre.
We are lucky that we were fortunate enough to find an amazing council run centre. The staff are fantastic. Everything is inclusive- food, nappies etc. they do awesome activities as well as extras like puppet shows, fire and ambulance visits, petting zoos etc. we don't pay if our days of attendance fall on a public holiday which I love. I would only ever use a council centre.