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Welcome to Family Day Care

A Family Day Care Scheme is a network of experienced and registered educators who provide care for other people’s children in their own homes. Educators have been carefully selected and supervised, and operate under the Education and Care Services National Regulations.

Educators and Coordination Units are assessed and rated against the National Quality Standard to ensure quality and continuous improvement. Children aged between the age of 6 weeks and 12 years are nurtured in a small group setting and through the Educators individualised programming, are encouraged to further develop their skills and knowledge.

For further information on any Family Day Care Co-Ordination Unit within NSW, please call us on freecall: 1800 157 818, press ’2′ and ask to speak to a Project Worker.

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2015 Educator Diary

The new 2015 Educator Diary is available!

It contains

  • a weekly NQS reminder and NQS question
  • daily EYLF outcomes tick boxes
  • daily ‘safety checklist completed’ tick box
  • monthly planners with EYLF and My Time, Our Place reminders
  • National Quality Standards, EYLF and My Time, Our Place
  • and much more…
Please find the order form here  or call 02 9779 9999 to order.

Here is a sample page of the 2015 Educator Diary:

Family Day Care Services Education and Support Project

As you are aware changes in the 2014 Budget will mean significant changes to funding for some family day care services. Funding contracts under the Community Support Programme will finish and services will need to reapply for funds under tighter eligibility criteria. There will also be a funding cap limiting how much Community Support Programme funding those services who are eligible can receive. All of this will happen from July next year.

The Commonwealth Government has funded a transition support project: the FDC Services Education and Support Project to assist services between now and July 2015. More information can be found on the project’s website fdcsupport.org.au.

How will the project assist your service?

The project will offer:

  • information sessions (face to face and by webinar) to understand the new eligibility criteria for the Community Support Programme, including a written guide.
  • research into effective FDC business models. This research will then be presented to services via training sessions and practical workbooks.
  • individual support for  services that need it.

Family Day Care Insurance

NSW Family Day Care Association is now providing a new insurance option for family day care educators.

Including:

  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Personal Accident for Children
  • Personal Accident for Educators
  • Family Day Care Service Provider Insurance

So if your insurance is up for review, why not give us a call for a competitive quote?

This Insurance is brought to you in collaboration with Marsh Advantage Insurance (broker) and Ansvar (insurer).
Please contact Chris Basha on 02 8864 7335 or Glynn Mullaney on 02 8864 7327.

Please refer to the information below for details:

Ansvar Policy Information

NSWFDCA Educator Insurance Application

Service Provider Insurance Application

Broker Profile – Chris Basha

Broker Profile – Glynn Mullaney

Training and Board Room hire

NSW Family Day Care Association has a Training and Board Room available for hire. Please click on the flyer below or contact Jenny or Kate via 02 9779 9999 for more information.

 

‘What to See, Say and Show’ Educator Resource
Our popular educator resource “What to See, Say and Show” is available again for members and non-members. More than 100 pages link the all the 58 elements of the National Quality Standard to the questions, What would I see, What would I say, What would I show and the EYLF outcomes.

‘What to See Say and Show’ Educator Resource – order form

Here are some sample pages form the resource:

Interested in our other resources? Check our resources page for all order forms.


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