About us

A few words about us

To provide a quality home-based family day care service that is flexible, and responsive to the needs of the families and children in our community.
Our families and Educators are drawn from many suburbs including, Broadmeadows, Coburg, Pascoe Vale, Fawkner, Glenroy, Hadfield, Craigieburn, Thomastown, Epping and Roxburgh Park.
We are fully accredited, licensed and registered for Child Care Benefits. As such, our early learning programs and quality care reflect and meet the National Quality Standards and the Early Years Learning Framework.

Family Day Care Aims and Objectives

To provide a quality home-based childcare service that is flexible, and responsive to the needs of the families and children in our community.

The Family Day Care believes in

Children

  • Feel safe and secure in a nurturing home-based childcare environment;
  • Learn in an environment that respects their individuality, developing skills and knowledge;
  • Require a play-based program with a variety of experiences that stimulates and challenges their developing skills;
  • Are encouraged to wonder and question, to explore and discover and that with the Educators and staff they can seek answers and enjoyment;
  • Gain confidence and trust through respectful and appropriate interactions;
  • Are able to enhance their own learning and development when respected, encouraged and accepted.

Families

  • Are central to the journey being undertaken;
  • Bring to our service unique values from their background, their cultures, their beliefs and their practices
  • Work together with staff and Educators to achieve the best outcomes for all;
  • Magnify the quality of the care provided for each child, through their knowledge and insight.

The Program

  • Strives to work in partnership with families;
  • Encourages the developing self-esteem of children;
  • Reflects everyday life and provides the resources for developing life skills;
  • Recognises each individual child through the provision of culturally and developmentally appropriate play experiences and interactions;
  • Offers a variety of play-based experiences that utilise natural and recycled materials and resources that allow for exploration;
  • Fosters the children’s sense of wonder and curiosity.

Coordination Unit Staff and Educators

  • Are integral to the operation of the program;
  • Bring a sense of joy and belief in young children and families to the program;
  • Are committed to and act as facilitators to ensure the provision of high quality Family Day Care services;
  • Bring to our service unique values from their background, their cultures, their beliefs and their practices;
  • Demonstrate their understanding of the children in their care and a commitment to ensuring that the time that these children and the families spend with them is of value;
  • Interact in positive and respectful ways, safe guarding the needs of the families, children, and each other;
  • Will guide children’s behaviour with positive encouragement and in consultation with families;
  • Develop a sense of wonder with the children through play experiences and involvement in the world around them.




Programs Objectives

  • To ensure The Family Day Care is flexible and responsive to the changing child care needs of the community;
  • To provide the opportunity for children to participate in a variety of developmentally appropriate experiences within a safe and secure home-based environment;
  • To provide opportunities for children with additional needs to be included into The Family Day Care where this is in the children’s best interest;
  • To recruit, train and support Educators in the latest child care industry practices, thus attaining the highest quality care. This is achieved through orientation, training, in-services, regular home visits, home safety checks, the provision of play sessions and resource services;
  • To encourage staff, Educators and parents’ involvement in the development of the program;
  • To support the Government’s aim of strengthening Australian families, by assisting families with dependent children to participate in the workforce and the general community.
  • To ensure childcare placements meet the Commonwealth guidelines;
  • To ensure National Quality standards are maintained;
  • To meet the National Quality Framework, the National Education and Care Services Regulations and the. National Education and Care Services Law Act 2010

Quality Statement

The Family Day Care is committed to continuous improvement based on our Quality Improvement Plan prepared by the Coordination Unit in the Scheme.
We believe it is important that families, staff and contracted Educators are consulted at all Steps when reviewing and developing service Quality Improvement Plan.

Code of Conduct

  • Abide by the Code of Ethics as developed by the Australian Early Childhood Association.
    • Maintain standards of integrity, conduct and concern in their interactions with children, their parents and the community.
    • Maintain a family centred approach.
    • Treat everyone with respect and courtesy and without harassment.
    • Maintain appropriate confidentiality in all interactions between Educators, Coordination Unit staff, families and children.
  • Comply with all regulations, policies, procedures and legislative requirements.
  • Comply with the terms and conditions of their position.
  • Observe safe work practices so as not to endanger themselves or others.
  • Recognise the need to act in a professional manner at all times

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