Eastern Region Family Day Care have educators in
several areas in Perth's Eastern Region - contact us to query availability in your area.
Fees for your child's education and care are outlined
in a Statement of Fees, this includes a Service Parent Administration levy
and educator payment. All fees are pre-approved by the service and eligible
families may access Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate.
Payments are calculated based on your family income assessment by the Family Assistance Office.
Your parent fee is paid directly to your educator and any balance due to an
educator is claimed through ERFDC. Any questions regarding fees
can be directed to either your educator or the ERFDC.
Number of children in care
The number of children in care is set by
the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2012, it ensures that no
more than seven children (including an educator's own child) are in care at any one
Of this, no more than four children can be under school age and three primary
school aged. In addition, a policy requirement has been established whereby only one baby under 12 months may be
in care at any one care session (exceptions can apply).
Indoor and outdoor play
Planned and spontaneous indoor and outdoor
experiences for children have a play-based focus and are specific to each child
and the small group. Experiences will vary from
dressing up, story telling, building cubbies, messy play, painting/collage,
singing and dancing, playing games, reading, cooking, water and sand play,
obstacle courses, visits to parks, libraries and play sessions.
Experiences may be initiated or led by a
child whereas others will be planned and offer intentional teaching by an
educator. Experiences prepare children in all aspects of their development and
learning. Children are given opportunities to explore and gain a love of
learning that will promote each child's ability to reach their full
potential and school readiness (where appropriate).