Who can use our Family Day Care Services?
Our Family Day Care Services is available to parents who live, work or study in Australia and who need reliable, accredited, quality education and care for their children. The Australian Government funds FDC services to provide care mostly for children who have not commenced school. Parents do not have to be Australian residents to use a service. Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate, however, are only paid for children whose parents meet Australian residency requirements.
Our Family Day Care Services can provide flexible care, including all-day care, part-time, evening, overnight, casual, before and after school care, and care during school holidays. Our Service is well placed to provide individualised care for children with additional needs and care for children whose parents work outside of the normal hours that child care is provided. Sometimes families may require short-term 24-hour due to work related demands or other special circumstances, and our Family Day Care Services may be able to assist with that.
How do children benefit from our Educators?
Children benefit from Family Day Care through:
Cost of Care
Each Educator within a family day care service will set their own fee. It is important that families understand that each Educator may have a range of fees and charges depending on the service provided. The Educator will be able to tell you the total cost of the care, but is not able to provide you with an estimate of actual cost of care reduced by your Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate entitlement prior to commencement as she/he will not have verification of your eligible CCB percentage. Families can access a fee estimator from the DEEWR's ‘My Child’ website to get an approximate cost of care after Child Care Benefit and Childcare Rebate (CCR) reductions are applied.
How to enrol your child
Simply send an email to: email@example.com or fill in the contact us form and we will contact you as soon as possible.
Then Family Day Care Services is for you. This is a fully home-based business that could help you generate great income with flexibility and convenience. We provide full training and on going support for you.
Are you passionate?
If you enjoy working with children, and want to make a difference in their lives by providing high quality care and learning experiences from your own home environment, then this could well be your career of choice! Flexible and rewarding careers ... at home!
Team up your love and passion for children with the opportunity to create a financially rewarding, professional home based career as an early childhood educator.
With our Family Day Care scheme support and guidance you will enjoy the flexibility of running your own business based on the needs of parents and the ability to determine your hours of work, fees and charges. You will also develop tailored educational programs for the children in your care based on their individual developmental needs, interests and experiences.
An exciting change from centre based employment
If you’re an early childhood professional working in a centre based environment, you may enjoy the freedom and flexibility offered by family day care to shape your career and learning environment.
With a commitment to training and professional development, family day care could offer you the opportunity to start a rewarding career with the flexibility to adapt to the changing needs of your own family.
A growing profession
Due to the changing and ever increasing childcare needs of Australian working families, Family Day Care services are now in great demand. Furthermore, the inclusion of Family Day Care under the National Quality Framework and National Quality Standards and it’s growing popularity, means that it has become the leading sector in early childhood education and care.
Why not become our Educator?
If you become one of our educators you would be offering the following services:
As a family day care educator/carers you will join aour network of educators/carers across Melbourne, be part of a professional group supported by our coordination unit and the opportunity to be a member of the national peak body, Family Day Care Australia – representing you at a federal level.
Your exciting journey as a Family Day Care Educator all begins with one phone call
We will discuss your interest, suitability and availability in becoming an educator and the processes by which we recruit, train and select educators.
Setting up your own home business can be very exciting, however – a couple of investments need to be made upfront to enable your business to be successful.
Some key upfront start-up requirements:
Children’s health and safety is the number one priority. Guidelines and standards are available to ensure that your home and garden/backyard are safe for children.
Essential Requirements to become an educator:
Any person who is 18 years and above and lives with the educator home should have a Working With Children Check Volunteer.
As part of the suitability requirements we will assess your property for children’s safety and to meet relevant regulations and advise if there are any changes required.
Enrolling children to fill vacancies
Promoting your service and marketing to families are usually done in partnership with our Family Day Care Scheme. We advertise and usually receive enquiries from families to match with our subsequent educators. We then come and invite parents to come to our office for an interview. In most cases we refer families to 3 or 4 educators. This gives families and educators the opportunity to match their needs and personal styles.
After the parents notify us of their decision, we request that parents come to the Family Day Care office to complete enrolment forms and agreements.
Ongoing support and professional development
You will have regular and ongoing training /workshops including home visits and meetings. We issue a monthly/quarterly newsletter to keep you informed on various news and methods to renew or maintain your skills as an educator.
Being a self-employed business operator means you can set your own fees (advice can be sought from your accountant).
As many parents are eligible for Child Care Benefit (CCB) fee subsidies, the coordination unit pays you the CCB on behalf of the parent, and in turn the parent pays you the outstanding difference of the full fee.
Contact us on 0412 838 006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today.
Family Day Care Educators/carers offer a high standard of personalised care and education for children age from 6 weeks to 14 years. Family Day Care Educators/carers work from home and offer an environment that caters for flexible working hours and is like a home away from home. Our Educators are well trained in the field of Family Day Care and are very dedicated to your child.
Our Family Day Care Coordination Unit works in partnership with Educators/carers to uphold organisational values, meet required legislation and regulations. We are a licenced service who works with the Victorian Early Yearn Learning and Development Framework [VEYL&DF], the national Early Years Learning Framework [EYLF], the National Quality Framework [NQF], the National Quality Standards [NQS] and are accredited by the Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority [ACECQA].
KW 5 Star Kids Services Pty Ltd is a Family Day Care Service who recruits very high quality educators/carers to provide personalised home care. Home based care provides an environment that is very flexible, nurturing, comfortable and relaxed. Educators/carers are well trained in the field of family day care services and very dedicated to your child. Our educators are respectful of all cultural and family practices. Educators/carers are supported in their work by our Family Day Care Scheme in delivering the highest quality of education and care for your child.
Our Family Day Care monitors the wellbeing, education and care of children while supporting Educators in achieving a high standard of service provision.
Our Educators/carers are supervised, supported and encouraged by qualified staff via the Family Day Care Coordination Unit, and are required to participate in ongoing professional training and personal development. Our Family Day Care Scheme Coordinators and Educational Leaders (who hold diploma in Children Services) visit each carer regularly.
Family Day care Educators/carers are required to participate in a quality improvement plan as part of the accreditation of our Family Day Care Service. This process is ongoing, and requires both the scheme and the educator/carer to develop goals for continuous improvement.
Learning outcomes are most likely to be achieved when early childhood educators work in partnership with families. Educators recognise that families are children’s first and most influential teachers. They create a welcoming environment where all children and families are respected and actively encouraged to collaborate with educators about curriculum decisions in order to ensure that learning experiences are meaningful.
Partnerships are based on the foundations of understanding each other’s expectations and attitudes, and build on the strength of each others’ knowledge.
In genuine partnerships, families and early childhood educators: