A Business Opportunity

Who can become a family day care educator? Someone who :

  • is over 18 years
  • values and enjoys interacting with children and their families
  • has good communication skills
  • is warm, has good health, energy and motivation to care for children
  • is knowledgeable about child development
  • has a positive approach to supporting children's behaviour
  • has supportive family / household members
  • is keen to offer interesting play based learning experiences for children
  • has sound hygiene, safety and nutritional practices
  • appreciates and cares for our natural environment
  • is willing to continually learn and improve skills and knowledge through ongoing training - a minimum requirement of Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • has good organisational skills and a commitment and understanding of record keeping requirements
  • is committed to working as a team and able to develop trusting relationships with children, families and family day care employees.

Changes to your home

Many family homes (especially with young children) may already meet many of the health and safety requirements necessary to become a registered educator. Our Registration Officer is able to visit your home to provide recommendations for any adjustments to meet regulatory requirements.

Benefits for educators

Some of the benefits include:

  • the ability to earn an income from home as a self employed operator of a small business
  • assistance in setting up your business
  • choice of work days / hours
  • being at home with your own children whilst working
  • access to support and advice from early childhood professionals and administration staff
  • professional training opportunities and resources.

For more information refer to the FDC Applicant Handbook

​Registration Officer
9274 6222

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