What is family day care?
Family Day Care is a regulated, professional child care service that offers personalised, flexible care and education which accommodates individual families needs. The care and education takes place in qualified educators homes. Educators are supported by government approved schemes who monitor and resource them to ensure regulatory compliance
What are the benefits of family day care?
Family Day Care provides care and education in a safe, secure home environment.
Small groups of children ensure that individuality of each child is nurtured. Currently the ratio is one educator to four children under school age and three school aged children.
Family day care offers flexibility of hours. This includes:
- Standard hours of care
- After hours care
- Weekend care
- Evening care
- Caters for shift workers
- 24 hour care
- Before and after school care
- Vacation care
Family day care educators must hold or be working towards a qualification in Children’s Services and must have an approved attainment in first aid, asthma management and anaphylaxis. They must also have a current working with children check.
Parents who are registered with an approved family day care scheme are eligible to receive Federal Government Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate subsidies.