What is Family Day Care?

Family Day Care is an approved form of childcare that is provided in the family
day care educator’s own home. Family day care educators are early childhood
education and care professionals, registered with a family day care service that
is responsible for approving, supporting, training and advising its educators.
Educators adhere to the principles of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
and follow the National Quality Framework guidelines

How does Family Day Care work?

  • Educators are registered early childhood professionals who work out of
    their own homes, providing high quality care and education to small
    groups of children.

  • Educators care for groups of up to 4 children not attending school and up
    to a total of 7 children under 13, which includes the educator’s own
    children if any.

  • Educators work in partnership with our coordination unit who provide
    regular visits to monitor the children’s progress and provide professional

  • Educators create your own unique learning environment and an
    individualized program plan for each child.

  • Flexible care options including full or part-time care, casual, holiday care
    and before and after school care are available.

  • Educators embrace a diversity of languages and cultures to meet the
    needs of all children.

What do I need to become an educator?

  • A minimum qualification of Certificate III in Children’s Services or a higher
    qualification such as a diploma or degree in early childhood.

  • Working With Children’s Check clearance

  • HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and
    care setting, current CPR certificate

  • Provider Digital Access RA (Registration Authority) Number

  • Maintain current public liability insurance

  • Obtain an Australian Business Number (ABN)

  • Ability to provide a safe and educational learning environment

  • Assessment of your child care skills

  • Inspection of your house to assess the suitability of family day care

  • A house with a suitably-sized backyard for children to use and permission
    from your landlord to run a service if you are in a rental property

  • Glass Safety Certificate for all glass surfaces and windows

  • Fire eavcuation Diagram

  • Fire Safety Certificate for smoke alarm, fire extinguisher, and fire blanket

Filling childcare vacancies in your service

Promoting your service and marketing to families may be done in partnership with our coordination unit. We will field enquiries and match families with educators. Families are then referred to you for an interview. Family Day Care Australia also provide marketing resources to help promote your service.

Ongoing support and professional development

At Flying Start Family Day Care, your professional development is very important to us. We believe it is the key to success in providing quality education and care to the children in your service. We provide ongoing learning and development opportunities which includes home visits, mandatory workshops, targeted in-house training and meetings.
Training workshops are a wonderful opportunity to meet other educators, share your experiences and learn from one another. You will have regular contact with our coordination unit who will support in updating and maintaining your skills and knowledge.

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