What is Family Day Care?
Family Day Care is where a child is cared for in an Educators home.
What is In-Venue Care?
In-Venue Care is where a child is cared for by an Educator at a site that is not their home. For example, children may be cared for after school at the school by an Educator.
What is In-Home Care?
In-Home Care is where the Carer comes to the families home to care for the children.
Why should I choose Country Children’s Early Learning?
Country Children’s Early Learning offers flexible care in small group settings for Family Day Care, In-Venue Care and In-Home Care. Your child will be cared for in a warm and friendly environment, providing your child with more personal attention.
Country Children’s Early Learning’s Care Schemes can be more affordable than many Child Care Centres.
In addition, Country Children’s Early Learning:
- Supports and guides Educators on programming and appropriate routines for young children
- Provides regular feedback on your child’s placement
- Ensures Educators provide a safe environment for the children in their care
- Provides regular Parent/Educator newsletters
- Organises Parent/Educator information and training nights
Is Family Day Care, In-Venue Care and In-Home Care regulated?
Yes, Family Day Care and In-Venue Care are regulated by the Education and Care Services National Regulations, 2011 and the Australian Children’s Education and Care Authority’s (ACEQA) National Quality Framework. In-Home Care is currently regulated by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).
How will I know about the quality of the Family Day Care and In-Home Care Scheme or Educator?
Quality is maintained by the Educators themselves and the Co-ordination Unit Staff that visit and inspect the Educators on a regular basis. Before commencing Educators are offered a comprehensive Induction Training Program. After commencement regular training is provided for Educators to ensure they keep up-to-date with information relevant to the Care and Education of children.
The Australian Children’s Education and Care Authority (ACEQA) implements the National Quality Framework to ensure that all Educators and Schemes are meeting the required standards.
What is a Co-ordination Unit or Scheme?
A Scheme consists of the Educators who provide the primary care for children. The Co-ordination Unit is where the service is managed and administered.
What is the role of the Co-ordination Unit?
The Co-ordination Unit manages and administers the Scheme. They recruit, select, train, support and monitor Educators. They organise the family requests for care and monitor the children’s wellbeing whilst in care. Country Children’s Early Learning provides families and Educators with access to resources, advice and links to other services that may assist with the Education, Care and Development of children.
How do I know the care environment is safe?
- Prior to commencing care all Educators undergo a home safety check to ensure that their home meets safety
- Ongoing safety checks are carried out during regular home visits by the Co-ordination Unit Staff
- Educators are supported by the Co-ordination Unit in providing a safe environment