Educator Requirements

To be Registered with At Home Family Day Care, applicants are required to satisfactorily complete an application and registration process.Educator_and_children_playing_at_table_-_web_version

You will be assessed on your abilities to:

  • Be physically and emotionally able to care for young children
  • Create a safe, secure, welcoming and child friendly environment that will support the development and learning of young children
  • Demonstrate an enthusiasm and genuine commitment for the wellbeing of children
  • Work independently with the support of a Family Day Care Scheme Coordination Unit
  • Have sound management and organisational skills
  • Communicate effectively with adults and children
  • Have an understanding of children’s development
  • Be aware of and sensitive to the needs and values of parents and children
  • Have an appreciation of cultural and family diversity
  • Commit to ongoing professional development
  • Financially run a small business

Regulatory Requirements and Schemes Requirements for Educators are:

  • A valid Working with Children Check Blue Card (FDC)
  • All adult household members including family must have a valid Working with Children Check Blue Card (AO)
  • Minimum Certificate 3 level in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113 (completed, enrolled, with progress reports or equivalent – for a list of approved qualifications visit this link  ACECQA qualifications)
  • First Aid Certificate, Emergency Asthma and Anaphylaxis Management Training (Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an education and care setting HLTAID004 – this course combines all)
  • Satisfactory First and Final Home Safety check
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • ABN Number
  • AFP Police Check
  • Adequate toys, equipment and resources
  • Health and Safety – Regulations and Standards ensure that your home and garden are hygienic and safe for children
  • Skills and knowledge competency of National Regulations, Standards and Child Development
  • Landlord approval where applicable
  • Pool safety certificate where applicable
  • Roadworthy / Safety certificate on Cars not under Warranty
  • Car Restraint Check on all restraints
  • Child Protection Training
  • Food Safety Certificate
  • Medical Certificate from your regular Doctor
  • Working Computer and Printer
  • Mobile Phone