What is a family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) provider?

This a provider who does not wish to become State registered and is typically providing child care for a family member, friend, or neighbor who is eligible to receive a State child care subsidy.  Most frequently, FFN providers care for the children in the home of the parent rather than their own home (in-home), but could be caring for the children in his/her own home. An FFN provider is an individual who has been evaluated and approved by the NJ Department of Human Services/Division of Family Development (DHS/DFD) or its designee and serves no more than two unrelated children or five related children for fewer than 24 hours of care per day.