Becoming an Educator.
If you enjoy working with children, and want to make a difference in their lives by providing quality care and learning experiences from your own nurturing home environment, then family day care could be your career of choice!
While starting any new career venture may appear daunting at times, Werribee Early Years Co-
The process can take up to 3 months as there are Legislative requirements to fulfil.
Don’t let this put you off. Many people have made a long and rewarding career out of being a Family Day Care Educator and would have it no other way.
A flexible and rewarding career ... at home!
- What days and hours will I be available to provide care? (a minimum of 3 week days is required)
- What types of care will I be available to provide? eg. Overnight care, before/after school care etc.
- How much will I charge for my service? Our educators set their own fees and charges and are supported in this process by the coordination team
- Am I willing to provide transport to and/or from schools and preschools (via vehicle or walking) and what will I charge for doing this?
- What community facilities will I access to broaden the program I provide?What parts of my family home will I use to provide family day care
What do you need to consider?
Educators are self-
How much potential income can be made as an Educator?
Perspective educators whom have successfully met the requirements of our interview process will require:
Police checks for the educator and their family members aged 18 years and over
Working with Children Check for the educator and their family members aged 18 years and over
Medical clearance check for the educator
Safety check on the home environment
Vehicle restraint fitting check (if applicable)
Public Liability Insurance through Family Day Care Australia http://www.familydaycare.com.au
Copy of minimum qualifications in Children’s Services or proof of enrolment in an approved course
Provision of an ABN (Australian Business Number)
Confirmation of an operating mobile phone number
Copy of current First Aid Certificates including, Level 2 First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis, Emergency Asthma Management
But don’t get stressed out.
It’ just a process that we are more than happy to guide and assist you through.
How many children can I care for?
In accordance with the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 care can be provided for up to 7 children at any one time, of which no more than 4 can be of preschool age. This number includes the educators own children until such time as they turn 13 years of age.
Who do I speak to if I have any further questions?
Our Family Day Care Team can answer your questions. Our contact details can be found in the contact page on this web site. Just follow the link below.
If you are an existing Educator.
What are the costs to becoming an Educator?
Like many small businesses there are some initial costs that you may need to consider before you get started. These could include First Aid training; Blue Card Suitability Notice; Public Liability Insurance; Meeting safety standards in your home; Qualification/Training costs (funding available for eligible applicants); Educator Induction Fee; Ongoing costs such as replacing resources, utility costs, accounting fees, service administration fee. Business expenses are tax deductable, by operating your own small business from home Family Day Care Educators may be able claim a portion of your electricity, rent or mortgage costs as a business expense.