Role of the Coordination Unit

Coordination Unit Responsibilities in relation to Families: family 1

The primary role of the Coordinator is to ensure the Educators associated with the Family Day Care Service offers inclusive, nurturing and learning environments for children, and are able to meet all the State and Commonwealth legislative requirements. Under the Commonwealth funding, the Family Day Care Scheme is required to commit to the National Quality Framework, identify the areas of improvement and work in collaboration with all participants to achieve quality learning outcomes for all children accessing the Family Day Care Service. 

  • Assisting families to find suitable education and care needs
  • Referring families to Educators with vacancies and the capacity to meet their needs
  • Providing support to families and information about other agencies as necessary (e.g. hearing, speech services etc)
  • Processing timesheets and administering Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate on behalf of familiesCollecting ALL payments on a weekly basis for the care provided then passing onto the Educators
  • Providing support if families have concerns about their care arrangement
  • Where possible, providing alternative care arrangements if the regular Educator is not available
  • Providing opportunities for the families to feel like they are part of the service
  • Consulting and collaborating on Policy development and implementation
  • Providing information on new requirements, legislation or pending changes that might affect them and their children
  • Providing feedback on their children and supporting their child’s learning outcomes
  • Ensuring Educators seek permission from families before their child is taken out of the principle place of care
  • Undertaking monthly visits to ensure the environment that Educators offer is hygienic and safe for children to enter
  • Providing the Educators with necessary information (resources: links, where to go) to run a sucessfull home child care business

 

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The primary role of the Coordinator is to ensure the Educators associated with the Family Day Care Service offers inclusive, nurturing and learning environments for children, and are able to meet all the State and Commonwealth legislative requirements. Under the Commonwealth funding, the Family Day Care Scheme is required to commit to the National Quality Framework, identify the areas of improvement and work in collaboration with all participants to achieve quality learning outcomes for all children accessing the Family Day Care Service.

  • Selection and recruitment of suitable Educators
  • Assessing the Educator’s home to ensure it meets the standards required
  • Interviewing the Educators, families to ensure they understand the nature of the work which an Educator must undertake
  • Induction and Orientation of Educators
  • Providing information about and access to Training and Professional Development opportunities
  • Supporting Educators in providing a quality service by conducting regular home visits and support through other forms of communication
  • Ensuring the home continues to meet the standards by first and final home safety checks and monthly visits
  • Providing leadership in curriculum decision making in relation to planning for children
  • Ensuring all members of the Educator’s home including the Educator and regular visitors who have contact with children have a current ‘Working with Children’ Positive Notice (Blue Card)
  • Ensuring the Educator is aware of the legislative requirements in which they must operate
  • Consulting and engaging Educators in Policy review and implementation
  • Working in respectful partnership with Educators and families
  • Administering timesheets and paying Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate to Educators on behalf of families
  • Forwarding on ALL parent payments to the Educators on a weekly basis

Information provided From Family Day Care Association Queensland. 2014