Becoming an Educator

It is wonderful you are curious about what it takes to become an Educator with Foundations Family Day Care. The Early Childhood Education and Care sector is highly regulated and there are many requirements which need to be met to be sure that your house, those who live with you and yourself meet the standards set by Foundations Family Day Care, the sector and the Government. These include:

  • Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010
  • Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011
  • National Quality Standards for Early Childhood Education and Care and School Age Care (2010),
  • Early Years Learning Framework for Australia and Framework for School Aged Care in Australia

The Family Day Care Educator’s role is far more than caring for children and the following criteria may assist in your decision to pursue Family Day Care as a career. Do you have or would be willing to work towards the following:-

  • Have or be working towards a minimum of Certificate III in Children’s Services
  • Have an understanding of the above regulations and frameworks
  • Have good communication skills –written and verbal
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to build rapport with all families
  • Embrace diversity and abilities that are different
  • Set up an environment for children that stimulates their learning
  • Ability to document children’s learning using a variety of mediums
  • Have excellent organisational skills and be able to multi task
  • Be committed to Professional Development
  • Ability to run a small business and meet legislative requirements (including taxation)
  • Embrace the philosophy of Foundations Family Day Care

Foundations Family Day Care Service will work with you to build your skills, provide training, support via meetings, regular visits and phone contact. Our Educators follow the Foundations Family Day Care Recommended Range of Fees in setting their own Independent Fees. This reflects their position as self-employed Educators, working under contract to the service.

If this sounds like it could be you, please contact our Coordinator, Kathi, on 0421 599 416 to have a chat about the process of applying and arrange for an application form to be sent to you.