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Family Day Care, In-Home Care & Out of School Hours Care
Co-ordination Unit
Family Day Care, In-Home Care & Out of School Hours Care


Family Day Care (FDC)

What is Family Day Care?
Family Day Care is a natural Child Care choice.  It recognises each child as an individual, and encourages their development through exploration, discovery and learning in a family home environment. 

What can Family Day Care offer my child?
Family Day Care provides a nurturing and safe family environment in which your child's discovery and learning is supported by:
    *  Being cared for by a licensed Educator personally selected by you
    *  Programmed and spontaneous play experiences that cater for your child's individual needs and interests
    *  Socialising in a small mixed age group (siblings included)
    *  Flexible routines that can be adapted to meet your child's needs
    *  Continuity of care that encourages the building of long term relationships
    *  The opportunity to be involved in the local community through child focussed excursions
    *  Having a Educator who is a part of a national network of Child Care Professionals

Who can use Family Day Care?
All families who have children aged from birth to 12 years of age can use Family Day Care.  It is a service that can be tailored to suit your Child Care needs for:
    *  Work
    *  Study
    *  Respite
    
Care can be Part-Time or Fulltime
    *  1 to 5 days a week
    *  Full or half days
    *  Before and After School Care
    *  Vacation Care
    *  Weekend, Overnight and Out of Normal Hours Care

Who provides Family Day Care?
Each Educator operates their own unique licensed service and:
    *  Has been recruited and trained, and receives ongoing training, support and resources from their professional Co-ordination Unit Staff
    *  Is licensed under the Education and Care Services National regulations to provide Child Care in their own home environment and to operate 
        within the Regulations at all times
    *  Operates their own small business
    *  Has been selected for their skills and qualities that are important in caring for children
    *  Reflects the diversity of their local community
    *  Is required to comply with the Policies and Procedures of Country Children's Early Learning
    *  Participates i n the National Quality Framework as outlined by the Australian Children's education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) 

Where do you currently have Educators  operating for Family Day Care?
Currently we have Educators operating in:
    *  Boorowa                     
    *  Bungendore                          
    *  Gundaroo
    *  Goulburn
    *  Murrumbateman
    *  Queanbeyan
    *  Yass
    *  Young
    *  And surrounding areas


In-Home Care (IHC)

What is In-Home Care?
In-Home Care is a flexible form of Child Care where an approved Educator provides care in the child's home.  Care is monitored and supported by Country Children's Early Learning to ensure quality outcomes for the children.

What can In-Home Care offer my child?
In-Home Care provides a nurturing and safe family environment in which your child's discovery and learning is supported by:
    *  Being cared for by a licensed Educator personally selected by you
    *  Programmed and spontaneous play experiences that cater for your child's individual needs and interests
    *  Socialising in a small mixed age group with siblings
    *  Flexible routines that can be adapted to meet your child's needs
    *  Continuity of care that encourages the building of long term relationships
    *  The opportunity to be involved in the local community through child focussed excursions
    *  Having a Educator who is a part of a national network of Child Care Professionals

Who can use In-Home care?
In-Home care is targeted to families who meet the eligibility criteria by having no access to existing Child Care Services OR their circumstances mean that an existing Child Care Service cannot meet their needs.  The family must also meet one or more of the following criteria:
    *  The child has, or lives with another child who has an illness or disability
    *  The child's guardian (or guardian's partner) has an illness or disability that affects their ability to care for the child
    *  The family lives in a rural or remote area
    *  The work hours of the child's guardian (or guardian's partner) are hours where no other approved Child Care Service is available
    *  The child's guardian (or guardian's partner) is caring for three or more children who have not started school

Who provides In-Home Care?
Each Educator is employed by Country Children's Early Learning and:
    *  Has been recruited and trained, and receives ongoing training, support and resources from their professional Co-ordination Unit Staff
    *  Is licensed under the Education and Care Services National regulations to provide Child Care and to operate within the Regulations at all times
    *  Has been selected for their skills and qualities that are important in caring for children
    *  Reflects the diversity of their local community
    *  Is required to comply with the Policies and Procedures of Country Children's Early Learning
    *  Participates i n the National Quality Framework as outlined by the Australian Children's education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) 


Where do you currently have Educators operating for In-Home Care?
Country Children's Early Learning has been granted In-Home Care positions by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).
 
These positions enable us to offer In-Home Care in the Shires of:
    *  Eurobodalla
    *  Burrinjuck

The Eurobodalla Shire encompasses the areas of:
Batemans Bay, Bodalla, Broulee, Central Tilba, Durras, Malua Bay, Mogo, Moruya, Mossy Point, Mystery Bay, Narooma, Nelligen, Nerrigundah, Potato Point, Rosedale, Wallaga Lake

The Burrinjuck Shire encompasses the areas of:
Bethungra, Bland, Blayney, Boorowa, Cootamundra, Cowra, Crookwell, Gundagai, Gunning, Grenfell, Harden, Illabo, Junee, Lyndhurst, Mandurama, Murrumburrah, Upper Lachlan Valley, Weddin, Yass, Young