This offers you a number of valuable benefits including:
There is a huge demand locally for quality Windermere Family Day Care Educators, and most of them work to full capacity all year.
Depending on your availability you can expect to earn between $45,000 to $70,000 per year.
Your actual income will depend on a number of factors including your qualifications and experience, the quality of your overall care and education, and hours and days you choose to work. Sometimes it can take a little while to get established.
Running a home-based early childhood education and care service will affect your entire family. Because you will be expected to operate professionally at all times, it is vital that you discuss with your family the impact it will have on them, and the ways you deal with this, before you submit your application.
Here are some of the issues you should consider:
If you are accepted as a Family Day Care Educator, be prepared to go through a period of adjustment, which is entirely normal. If you feel it would be helpful, we are happy to visit and discuss your new career with you and your family.
Here is a list of what you will need to cover:
Public Liability Insurance
All Family Day Care Educators are required to have adequate insurance. This is can be arranged through Family Day Care Australia and the cost is very reasonable, premiums payable fortnightly. Information will be sent to you if you are accepted.
Police Check Fee
Working with Children Check
Family Day Care Educators Levy*
Payable to Windermere Early Childhood Education & Care Services
First Aid Course
Cost of a standard visit to your GP only
Activity materials Items such as play dough, paints, paper and glue
An adequate variety of toys & games
You may prefer to borrow items from the toy library
Items such as:
You will need to purchase some of your own equipment as you become established.
Home business-related equipment
It is licensed and funded by the Commonwealth Government. Family Day Care is provided to small groups of children within the Educator’s home, enabling them to deliver highly personalised care and quality learning programs within a stimulating and nurturing environment. This helps to develop a strong connection between the Educator and each
of the children they regularly care for, which helps to support the children’s identity, connection with the community, wellbeing and communication.
Working closely with our Educators, we aim to achieve four main goals:
Deliver a stimulating and engaging educational program that enhances learning and development.
Promote competence, independence and learning through play.
Develop respectful and equitable relationships which increase children’s sense of security and belonging.
Develop strong partnerships with families to achieve positive outcomes for their children.
The services we offer through
Family Day Care include:
With our Family Day Care services available 24 hours a day, seven days week, we ask our Educators to nominate the hours and days they would like to work, based on a minimum of 3 x 8-hour days. The maximum number of children a Educator can care for at any time is seven children, with up to four being below school age. (This includes any children of your own aged under 12 years).
Yes. You will need to have completed Certificate III in Children’s Services. You will also need to have completed First Aid, Anaphylaxis management, and Asthma management before you begin caring for children.
There are a number of variables in the way we place children with you, including the area in which you live, how many non-school-age children you have of your own, and whether you transport your own children to and from school.
Children come and go from care, so when a child leaves there is no guarantee that another child can be placed with you immediately. A lot of your success will depend on your enthusiasm, dedication, the quality of the education and care you provide, and most importantly, your professional reputation.