What is Family Day Care?
Family Day Care is an approved form of child care that is provided by experienced, qualified and registered educators in their own home.
Family Day Care Providers C & R Cowling-Scaife are a recognised child care service so you will be able to claim child care benefit and Child care rebate through our scheme.
Family day care educators are early childhood education and care professionals, registered with a family day care service that is responsible for approving, supporting, training and advising its educators.
Educators have been carefully selected, supervised and operate under the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2011 and Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011 for Family Day Care.
Why choose Family Day Care?
Family Day care offers a safe secure comfortable service which allows children to obtain quality education in small groups within the home environment.
Family Day Care promotes the development of the whole child providing opportunities and developmentally appropriate activities and experiences that enhance social emotional, intellectual and physical growth and development.
Family Day Care also allows for fun and relaxation, opportunities to learn through play and exploration, socialisation with mixed age groups, personalised care, stimulating activities to suit the child’s individual needs and consistency of care.
Family Day Care offers parents flexibility through:
Full-time, part-time, occasional care, before and after school care, vacation care, emergency care, respite care, evening and weekend care.
Family Day Care supports parents in any employment, study situation and all other are situations. Our flexible service also can assist families in crisis or as a respite care option.
Ages and number of children:
Family Day care limits children to each household and is set at : no more than four (4) children under school age and seven (7) total including school children ( excluding educators own school aged children until Jan 2016 ).
Family Day Care offers placement to children aged between birth and 12 years.
What can you expect?
For parents, Family Day Care offers so much more than a fun, safe place to leave your child. Flexibility, stability, consistency, reassurance and family values underpinned by meaningful and often long term relationships are all key ingredients in building happy, well-adjusted children.
For children, being nurtured and having the opportunity to develop in a secure, home based, family focused environment, and mixing with a diversity of ages and cultures is a great way to build self-esteem and social skills.
In Family day care, children learn through play and exploration while mixing within a small group. They participate in activities planned by educators to suit each child’s development and individual needs, such as storytelling, singing, arts and crafts, games, and excursions. Learning in the home environment is as natural as can be structured with the real world an authentic experience for your child growing up in Family Day Care.