Educator Profile

Family Day Care Educators are approved, early childhood education and care professionals who engage in the principles and practices of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and work within the requirements of the National Quality Framework. These Educators are approved by FDC service to provide care and education to children in their own home or at an approved family day care venue.

Our Educators ensure to provide a quality early childhood program which meets the needs of the children attending Love and Learning FDC and in line with the requirements of the of the National Quality Standards, the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 and Education and Care Services National Regulations 2012.

In order to provide a safe educational environment for children, there are requirements before starting care for all Educators enrolled in Love and Learning FDC:

  • First aid (CPR renewed every year)
  • Asthma management
  • Anaphylaxis training ( Epi-pen renewed every year)
  • Child Protection & Food handling (Can be done once the Educator joins the service)
  • Enrolled or completed Cert III in Children Services
  • Educator are over 18 & must hold a current (within 6 months) Police check
  • Minimum 6 month experience working in the Child care industry
  • Working With Children Check (E) for Educator
  • Working With Children Check (V) for all adult occupants or regular visitors to home.
  • Public Liability insurance from Family Day Care Australia.
  • Car Safety Check if transporting (is registered, roadworthy and appropriately insured)
  • ABN number required
  • Medical Assessment done
  • Age appropriate toys and resources must
  • Reference checks conducted

They should have the knowledge, understanding and ability to work towards the following:

  • National Quality Framework
  • Code of Conduct Policy
  • Best interests of the child
  • Collaborative approach towards families
  • Child Protection
  • Children’s growth and learning development
  • Appropriate behaviour management strategies
  • Occupational health & hygiene procedures
  • Children’s nutritional needs
  • Potential hazard identification and management
  • Cultural, Religious & Diversity within our community
  • Communicate effectively with children and adults
  • Computer literacy
  • Organizational skills, including multi tasking & the ability to document observations
  • Communication skills
  • Respond appropriately in an emergency
  • Liaise with Coordinators
  • Positive attitude and sensitivity to individual differences between children and families
  • Privacy & confidentiality
  • Professional development and training
  • Attend Information sessions, Trainings/PDs
  • Critical reflection as a tool for driving quality and best practice
  • Manage time effectively