About our service
Maryborough and Districts Family Day Care is a home based child care service providing monitored care within a family environment in the homes of home based edcuators. 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 educator 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. Educators provide experiences that are designed to meet children’s individual needs and interests.The hours of care are flexible and can be matched to your family’s 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.
Maryborough Family Day Care is a service of Churches of Christ Care (Care). Care’s Family Day Care schemes employ coordinators with early childhood qualifications and experience who manage the day-to-day operation of the scheme. The coordinators recruit, assess,engage, support and monitor all educators and provide training and resources to educators. They also provide families with information on the Family Day Care scheme, assist parents to choose a suitable educator for their child and provide ongoing support to families. Coordinators conduct regular safety checks of the educators home and unannounced home visits to monitor the quality of care.
Educators engaged with Care’s Family Day Care schemes are assessed for their suitability. All educators and adult occupants of the home must hold a positive notice suitability card, current senior first aid qualifictions. Additionally, they must abide by safety requirements to ensure their homes are safe for children.
Care’s Family Day Care schemes are regulated by the Office of Early CHildhood Eduction and Care. The Scheme strives to meet the Education & Care Services National Regulations which specify the number of children under one person’s care, home based educator requirements including but not limited to health and safety requirements. The scheme strives to meet the National Quality Standards for Care & Education Services. These standards determine the requirements for providing a safe, quality education and care service.
To find out more about our service or to enrol your child, please visit the service or phone the coordination unit:
Maryborough and Districts
Family Day Care
26 Jupiter Street
Ph: (07) 4122 4151
Fax: (07) 4123 0270
For further information visit www.careearlychildhood.com.au