To become an Educator with CCA Family Day Care, please contact the Office on 9874 0066. We will send you a comprehensive information package. This package will include information about our service, the support we offer the Educators, the added programmes that we have for educators along with an application form.
The Registration Process
- Read all the information in the package you receive from the Coordination Unit office.
- Complete the application form containing information on yourself, your family, previous experience, qualifications, intended service operation times, areas of the home being used for family day care and forward to the Coordination Unit.
Attention: Julie Parnham
CCA Family Day Care
2 Dickson Avenue
West Ryde, NSW 2114
- A home interview will be arranged to assess the suitability of your property and to expand on the information in your application.
- An initial Home Risk Assessment will be conducted outlining any changes which will be required for your home to meet current regulations and standards
- A Working with Children Check certificate for the Educator and all adult household members must be supplied and will be verified;
- Referees will be contacted for confirmation regarding applicants suitability;
- Copies of proof of identity and residential address documents will be checked. Identifying documents must have a total of 100 points according to the schedule of points provided
- A medical clearance from your Doctor will be requested
- Obtain landlord permission to conduct your family Day Care business if renting as well as Strata permission if in a Townhouse or Villa.
- If your application is accepted you will be offered the opportunity to join our Scheme as an Educator
- New Educators must attend induction training. Induction training is 3 to 4 days and is conducted at various times during the yea
- A final Home Risk Assessment will be undertaken where Educators must have their home completely set up as though they were expecting children into care
- Obtain Public Liability insurance
- Sign Educator agreement and code of conduct
- Educators must commence their service no later than 3 months after completing induction training.
- Complete First Aid, Emergency Asthma management and Anaphylaxis management training
- Educators will be registered with the Scheme when all documentation is complete. They will be assigned to the Educator Support Officer responsible for new Educators and be visited at least once per week for the duration of their probation period
- New Educators will be placed on probation for a period of 6 months during which time registration can be removed if any breaches of regulation occur, national standards are not met or a quality learning environment is not continually provided.
- You must be over 18 years of age
- You must be an Australian Citizen or hold residency
- You must have a Certificate III in Children’s Services as a minimum qualification. For approved qualifications visit acecqa.gov.au “Equivalent Early Childhood Qualifications”
- You must hold a valid, approved Senior First Aid Certificate and approved training for Emergency Asthma and Anaphylaxis Management acecqa.gov.au “First Aid, anaphylaxis management, emergency asthma managements training”
- You must live in a house, townhouse or villa or in a ground floor unit
- You must complete and have a satisfactory Working with Children Check for both yourself and all persons over 18yrs of age in your home
- Medical clearance from a medical practitioner
- Fluent written and spoken English
- A genuine love of children
- A sound understanding of children’s development including social and emotional, physical, cognitive and language development
- Warmth, honesty, patience, tolerance, flexibility and common sense
- Knowledge of appropriate behaviour guidance strategies
- A professional attitude towards operating a quality children’s service
- Ability to work alone
- Ability to communicate effectively with parents and staff
The Coordination Unit will assess the prospective Educator in regards to:
- Knowledge, experience, and training in childcare;
- Holding a Certificate III in Child Care as a minimum qualification
- Attitude and commitment to the aims of the scheme, quality standards and compliance with the Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations
- awareness of safety, health and hygiene requirements for children’s services
- Age, maturity, health, physical and emotional ability to care for young children
- Ability to communicate with adults and children
- awareness of and sensitivity towards the needs of young children and their families including a range of cultures, religions and disabilities.
- Willingness to work cooperatively with parents and Family Day Care staff to provide a high standard of care for the children.
- Demand for care in the area of the proposed Family Day Care service.
Family Day Care Educators are small business owners. You will be operating your own business, you will be self employed and you may wish to have your own ABN number, but this is not essential.
New Educator induction training can be run in groups or on an individual basis. Training generally runs for 3 to 4 days depending on the number of Educators attending and the previous experience of the candidates. The scheme also uses a comprehensive induction manual which applicants can complete at their own pace before commencing as an Educator.
Educator induction training will provide information on:
- Coordination Unit layout and staff introductions
- Administration, including: time sheet completion and submission dates, fee structures, accountability responsibilities, payment for resources
- Scheme policies and procedures (National Law and Regulations)
- Setting up a Family Day Care business
- Prescribed information to display
- Resource folder/documentation training
- National Quality Standards
- Programming and documentation in Family Day Care including the EYLF
- Risk Assessments for outings
- Health and Hygiene
- Family Day Care environments including Educator home visits
- Toy and Resource library
New Educator provisions
New Educators will be provided with the following resources prior to commencement
- Copy of the Education and Care Services National Law 2010
- Copy of the Education and Care Services National Regulation 2011
- Copy of the Guide to the National Quality Standard
- Educator Diary
- Policies and Procedures folder
- CCA FDC journal book
- Copy of ‘What to See, Say and Show’ National Quality Standards resource
- EYLF resource folder
- MTOP resource folder if required
- CCA FDC resources folder
- Laminated copy of the Scheme Philosophy
- Laminated prescribed service information