Becoming a Family Day Care educator
Being a Family Day Care educator is probably the most rewarding career you can have. Imagine: your love of children, together with your love of leading, teaching and inspiring, in a business that you can call your own.
As an educator you get to choose which hours and days suit you. You have full control over the operations of your business plus you can look after your own children while you look after others. All with the full support of your local Family Day Care service and us, the New South Wales Family Day Care Association.
What our educators think about their career
What stands out in my Family Day Care career so far is the chance for me to have positive input into children’s lives, being able to use my training and “life skills” to best advantage by contributing in a meaningful way to the FDC community to which I belong.
Susan Poretta – educator, Bankstown Family Day Care
As an educator, I truly feel blessed to play such an integral role in helping the children to be, belong and become.
Mel McFarlane – educator, Camden Family Day Care
Who can be an educator?
Anyone can become an educator with the right training and qualifications.
Our educators come from a wide range of diverse backgrounds, however all educators are required to comply with and work under the Education and Care Services National Law Application Bill 2010, the Education and Care Services National regulations and the National Quality Standards. If you’re thinking about starting a career as an educator why not try our eight question survey and see if this is the career for you.
Family Day Care educators are registered through an approved service provider. Contact us to locate the closest Family Day Care service to you. Registered educators are required to have:
- First Aid certificate
- Working with children check
- Home safety inspection
- Public liability insurance
- Willingness to ensure your home and garden meet WH&S regulations and standards
- Willingness to obtain proper, working equipment for education and play