Becoming a Educator
If the idea of running your own business from home, with access to community and government support, appeals to you ... then why not operate a child care service with Gosford and Peninsula Family Day Care?
Gosford and Peninsula Family Day Care is supported by the Commonwealth Government and offers a range of benefits for Educators and parents. As an Educator, you can:
- Run a profitable business from home,
- Work with children,
- Care for your own children while caring for others,
- Work independently with support and resourcing from CC&FS,
- Provide company for your own children at home,
- Make lifelong friendships,
- Be paid to use skills you may have developed in raising your own family,
- Be part of a team of local Childcare workers, and
- Develop your credentials as a qualified Child Care Educator.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to do to become a Gosford and Peninsula Family Day Care Educator?
- A First Aid Certificate is the only formal qualification an Educator needs
- Educators must complete the registration process and maintain registration
- Educators homes must meet Government Safety Standards
- Educators must attend initial and on-going training
- Educators need to follow the principles outlined in the National Quality Framework
- What about income?
Why do parents choose Family Day Care?Parents often choose Family Day Care because it is flexible, set in a home environment and enables their children to build a relationship with the Educator.
How do Families Find an Educator?Parents interested in using Gosford and Peninsula Family Daycare contact the Family Day Care Coordination Unit located at Kariong. The Coordination Unit then matches children to suitable Educators. Parents using Gosford and Peninsula Family Day Care are eligible for Government subsidies to help meet their child care costs.