QUALITY AREA 3 –
Physical environment is safe, suitable and provides a rich and diverse range of experiences that promote children’s learning and development.
The way that the environment is designed, equipped and organised determines the way that the space and resources are used and has the potential to maximise children’s engagement and level of positive experience and inclusive relationships.
NSW Family Day Care Association provides support to the Family Day Care and In Home Care sectors in NSW and Australia-wide. Our aim is to support and promote high quality programs and environments for children by developing the skills and knowledge of Family Day Care staff and educators.
If you have any questions related to your Family Day Care or, if you are looking for suitable training or professional support, call us 02 9779 9999.
PD IN YOUR POCKET
This program has been funded through the NSW Government’s Sector Development Program.
GREAT SPACES, SAFE SPACES
Resources to help educators meet Quality Area 2 (Children’s Health and Safety) and Quality Area 3 (Physical Environment).
NSW Family Day Care Association is here to support and promote high quality programs and environments for children by developing the skills and knowledge of Family Day Care educators. You can easily enhance your professional development by booking into one of the short courses, run by our in-house Registered Training Organisation, PEAK Training.
PEAK Training is a Registered Training Organisation, offering nationally accredited and recognised training qualifications as well as professional development workshops for all service types in early education and care. We equip learners with the academic skills and knowledge required to experience the joy of working within the childcare industry.
PEAK Training is the training and education arm of NSW Family Day Care Association and is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and registered under the relevant legislation for RTOs under the 2015 National Standards. (RTO Number 90869)
We provide training to the entire early education and care sector.
MUNCH & MOVE
The NSW Health Munch & Move program provides free professional development and resources to educators to promote healthy eating, active play and appropriate screen use for children birth to 5 years.
The program website www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au houses free resources such as:
- Program training: A series of self-paced eLearning modules, comprising of videos, scenarios and reflective practice questions. The training is approx. 3 hours in length but can be completed over multiple sessions at any time.
- Fundamental Movement Skills Videos: a series of videos teaching the steps in correctly performing and teaching the 13 fundamental movement skills.
- Implementation resources: including posters, music, storybooks, healthy eating learning experiences resources, active play ideas for babies and toddlers and Fundamental Movement Skills game ideas for 3-5 year old’s and many more for educator use.
- Fact sheets on healthy eating, lunchboxes, fussy eating, screen time, sleep, oral health, active play and more to share with families. Some fact sheets are available in 9 community languages and some are designed with and for Aboriginal families.
NSWFDCA has a wide offering of downloadables, useful links, advice and support for Educators and Services in Family Day Care.
These resources may sit outside of the Quality Areas or cover more than one Quality Area.
One of our most popular resources is an 100 page guidebook that links all the 58 elements of the National Quality Standard to the questions, “What would I see?“, “What would I say?“, “What would I show?“. Please visit our online shop to order this and many other useful resources which are delivered via post.