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What is Family Day Care (FDC) and why choose it?
Ku-ring-gai Council provides flexible, high quality care for children ages between 6 weeks to 13 years. We pride ourselves on our exceeding service, providing quality family day care since 1979.
Along with in home care our educators also have access to weekly playgroup sessions that are conducted at our Acron Road playgroup facility. This service is for children and educators to come together in a supported environment to connect with each other.
Our FDC Scheme is licensed through the Department of Education under the Education and Care Services National Regulation and has been rated as exceeding under the National Quality Standard.
What training and qualifications do educators require?
At Ku-ring-gai FDC we require all educators to obtain the following:
- A ‘Working With Children’ Check and National Police Check, including each person over 18 living in the home
- Have current First Aid & CPR Certificates
- Hold a minimum Certificate III in education and care qualification
- Hold an emergency Asthma and Anaphylaxis management certificate
- Have a current Child Protection Certificate
In addition to this our educators regularly engage in professional development training to refresh and maintain their qualifications.
How does the Ku-ring-gai Family Day Care Coordination Unit support children and their families?
Qualified, experienced and dedicated Coordination Unit staff provides additional early childhood experience and expertise to support your child’s child care arrangement, including:
• Matching your family to the right Educator
• Organising enrolment paperwork and processing child care subsidies
• Regularly visiting Educators while your child is in care
• Assessing the safety and hygiene of the Educator’s home
• Organising back-up care if your regular Educator is unavailable
• Developing and delivering larger group play sessions and excursions
• Supporting Educators in their programming and documentation of children’s learning and development
What is the procedure if my Educator is unavailable?
When your Educator is unavailable and care is still required, please contact our office to arrange for an alternate Educator. One of our child development officers will organise for another Educator to provide care for your children where possible.
What are the children to adult ratios?
An Educator may provide care for a maximum of four (4) children under school age, including their own children. In addition to the four (4) children, educators may provide care for three (3) children of school age (including their own children under the age of 13). There will be no more than 7 children care at any given time.
What are the fees and hours of operation?
- Ku-ring-gai FDC is an affordable child care option, which attracts Child Care Subsidy. Child Care Subsidy is assessed by the Department of Human Services.
- Fees vary depending on the child care environment, services offered and the qualifications and experience of the Educator.
- Each educator provides unique operating hours, with the core hours between 8:00am and 6:00pm. Your educator may be able to provide you earlier or later options to suit your needs.
Contact us for more information.