If you enjoy working with children, want to make a difference in the children’s lives by providing quality care and learning experiences from your own nurturing home environment, then family day care could be your career of choice!
You’ll be educating and caring for children while encouraging them to become confident, successful learners and creative individuals. You will enjoy the flexibility of running your own business with the support and guidance of your approved service. Based on the demand in your area and the policies of your approved service, you will often determine your hours of work and your fees and charges.
You will also develop tailored educational programs for your children based on their individual developmental needs, interests and experiences.
What is An Educator?
An educator is someone who is running their own business from their home. You look after children in your own home. You can do before or after school care, day care, overnight care and even weekend care. It’s up to you.
An educator takes observations (photos and art samples) from the children and records them into a record of learning book. An Educator also does a fortnightly programme on what the children are doing for the fortnight. We are here to help you to do that, and to make sure that the children are safe, happy and learning new things.
What Do I Need To Be An Educator?
Cert III / Diploma in Early Education and Care: Or willing to enrol and study to gain the qualification.
Blue Card (Working with Children Check)
Reason: Managing risk to children and young people. If you have a person that lives in your house that are over the age of 18 they too NEED a blue card. This blue card is FREE. This card can take up to 4 weeks before you get it in the mail. (You need this card before you start working as an educator)
First Aid Certificate
(With CPR, Asthma & Anaphylaxis training)
Reason: So you know what to do if a child is sick or injured. CPR needs to be updated each year. Just ask one of our friendly staff and we can book you into the course. You will need your first aid certificate before you can start.
Public Liability Insurance
Reason: So that you are protected against lawsuits for personal injury or property damage. This can take up to 3 days before you have your public liability insurance. You will need this before you can start your home business.
Australian Business Number (ABN)
Having an ABN will help you do your tax at the end of June each year; you can apply for one online. Website: www.abr.gov.au
An accountant will advise you with all your business needs (tax/super). If you need a phone number for an accountant, please see one of our staff and they can help you find one near you.
So what are you waiting for we are seeking dedicated educators to start TODAY!!!!