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23Feb
2012
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Introduction

If you enjoy the company of children and want to make a difference in their lives by providing quality care and learning experiences from your own home, then family day care may be the career for you. Family day care is a home based business where care and education of children occurs in a family […]

23Feb
2012
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What to do next

For more information about licensing, you can contact the coordination unit. Purchase a copy of the Education & Care Services National Regulation 2011, and the National Law Act 2010. Contact Kids Community to organise a visit to your home. We will be able to provide you with a lot more information and answer the many questions […]

23Feb
2012
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The basic equipment by the Coordination Unit

Home — Educators Information — The basic equipment by the Coordination Unit The following is a list of the basic equipment required by the coordination unit when you first start your business. You will need to add to this on a regular basis, to support your program of experiences which is based on the interests and skills of the children. […]

23Feb
2012
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About Kids Community FDC Coordination Unit

The coordination unit has been supporting educators to provide quality child care in their own homes, and we will be accredited under the new National Quality Standard. The new National Quality Standard will help services to provide the best possible level of early childhood education and care by being clear about the factors that best […]

23Feb
2012
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Becoming an Educator

Before you can operate a family day care service in your own home you will need to obtain a Family Day Care Licence, which is issued through the DEEWR. At the same time we apply for your licence, you can also apply for Membership to our coordination unit. Once your membership has been approved, we […]

23Feb
2012
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How much will it cost ?

As you will be operating your own small business, some of the costs includes: Current First Aid Certificate. Approval to run a business from home. Police clearance for everyone in your home over the age of 17 years. Working with Children Card for everyone in your home over the age of 17  years. Medical clearance. […]

23Feb
2012
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What does a Family Day Care home look like ?

Every family day care home will be different, just as every family day care educator will be different. However, there are certain characteristics of the environment that will be common:. A place where children feel they are welcome and belong. Clean, safe indoor and outdoor play areas. Sufficient space for children to play in groups […]

23Feb
2012
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How much will I earn ?

Educators are licensed to care for 4 children under 5 years of age and may also care for 3 children of school age – a total of 7 children on your premises at any one time. Your own children are included in these numbers until they attend secondary school. Your earnings will vary depending on […]

23Feb
2012
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Coordination Unit support

Not only do we assist you through the licensing process, but we provide ongoing support to you throughout your career with our coordination unit such as: access to a qualified child care team guidance with all aspects of running your business supply all administration documents such as enrolment forms, medication forms, program planning materials etc. […]

23Feb
2012
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Who can become a home based educator?

A Family Day Care educator is someone who: Is energized by being with children. Has a genuine desire to be engaged in the lives of young children and their families. Wants to operate their own home-based childcare service with the support of a strong team of professional coordinators. Can create a nurturing, safe, stimulating learning […]

23Feb
2012
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What the scheme will expect from you

Knowledge and Experience Ability to plan and provide play-based experiences for children in your care. A demonstrated ability to respond to children in an appropriate manner and a positive approach to behaviour guidance. A basic level of spoken and written English to help guide children’s learning, communicate with families, staff and essential services, and understand […]

23Feb
2012
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Our Commitment To You

The coordination unit is made up of qualified children services staff. We make a commitment to you to support you in meeting and maintaining best practice in your service through: Supporting you throughout the licensing process. Referring clients to your service. Regular contact via telephone or email. Regular home visits to support you and monitor […]

23Feb
2012
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Basic equipment

To operate a successful family day care service, your physical environment needs to include appropriate resources, toys and play equipment to: Meet the developmental needs of each child. Stimulate children’s curiosity and interest. Support and enrich your program of experiences. Promote children’s learning

27Jan
2012
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Not everything you purchase has to be new

Take advantage of garage sales, car boot sales, local markets or friends and family. Let everyone know you are in need of good quality toys. You could also make a lot of equipment yourself, such as scoops andfunnels from bottles, blocks from milk cartons covered with contact etc, and don’t forget large cardboard boxes for […]

27Jan
2012
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What you need to remember

Safety – Toys and equipment must be in good repair, with no sharp or rough edges, or damaged in any way. Everything you provide for children must be non toxic, and washable.Remember to check toys and equipment regularly for wear and tear and to discard and replace broken items.