About our service
Hervey Bay Family Day Care is a home based child care service providing monitored care within a family environment in the approved homes of registered carers. Parents, carers and coordinators work together to provide quality child care in a safe, warm and creative environment where children feel secure and have the freedom to explore. Parents are able to choose the carer who best suits their needs and the needs of the child.
In Family Day Care children learn through play and exploration with a small group of children. Carers provide experiences that are designed to meet childrenís individual needs and interests.The hours of care are flexible and can be matched to your familyís needs.
The type of care provided includes full-time, part-time, care for children of shift workers, before and after school care, vacation, weekend and overnight care.
Hervey Bay Family Day Care is a service of Churches of Christ Care (Care). Careís Family Day Care schemes employ coordinators with early childhood qualifications who manage the day-to-day operation of the scheme. The coordinators recruit, assess, register and monitor all carers and provide support, training and resources to carers. They also provide families with information on the Family Day Care scheme, assist parents to choose a suitable carer for their child and provide ongoing support to families. Coordinators conduct regular safety checks of the carerís home and unannounced home visits to monitor the quality of care.
Carers registered with Careís Family Day Care schemes are assessed for their suitability and have to pass an intensive screening process. All carers and adult occupants of the home must hold a positive suitability card, current first aid certificate and CPR certificate. Additionally, they must abide by safety requirements to ensure their homes are safe for children.
Careís Family Day Care schemes are licensed under the Queensland State Government Child Care Act and Regulations, which specify the number of children under one personís care, carer requirements and health and safety requirements. The scheme works to Australian National Standards and National Child Care Accreditation for Family Day Care, developed by the Commonwealth and State/Territory Governments. These standards determine the minimum requirements for providing a safe, nurturing and developmental child care environment.
To find out more about our service or to enrol your child, please visit the service or phone the coordination unit:
Hervey Bay Family Day Care
459 Boat Harbour Drive
Torquay Qld 4655
Phone: (07) 4124 9480
Fax: (07) 4124 9483
For further information visit www.careearlychildhood.com.au