As a Family Day carer you open your home and your family to others, it is important to be aware of effect it will have on your home as well as how your home environment will affect the children in care.
As is the case with all children, it is expected your home may experience a little wear and tear. Furthermore, all Educators are required to ensure that their homes are and continue to be hygienic and safe for children. This will be formally assessed by the coordination team during an initial and annual home safety visit, as well as informally on subsequent bi-monthly visits. Most importantly, a Family Day Care environment must be alcohol, illicit drug and tobacco free. The need for regular prescription medication needs to be flagged in the Educator Registration Form and should not impair your capacity to provide care.
There are number of requirements and qualifications that Educators must satisfy before beginning to provide Family Day Care Service.
General requirement include:
1. Be over 18 years of age
2. Be prepared to attend regular scheduled training sessions
3. Have a responsible understanding of children’s development and capacity to learn
4.Have a current Working with Children’s Check
5.Have a current Police Certificate (no more than 6 months old)
6.Have a public liability Insurance policy
7.Have an Australian Business Number
8.Required Qualifications ( First Aid, Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Certificate Or Diploma Of Early Childhood)
Mothers Love Family Day care is happy to assist the right candidate to gain the required Qualifications to start their new career.