Frequently Asked Questions

Interesting in becoming an Educator with Coastwide Family Day Care?

Coastwide Family Day Care Educators are highly trained, experienced and nurturing Educators who provide education and care children aged 6 weeks to 13 years in their home based child care service.

Training requirements include:

  • First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Training in emergency Asthma and Anaphylaxis management
  • Minimum Certificate III level education and care qualification or actively working towards a Cert III
  • Child Protection Certificate

Educators without early childhood qualifications, who are committed to actively working towards their Certificate III and who demonstrate capacity and dedication, will be considered.

What do I need to do?

Coastwide Family Day Care Educators are required to complete a registration process which includes:

  • Attendance at an Information Session
  • Initial Home assessment
  • Application and Interview
  • Current ‘Working with Children’ Check and NSW Police Check
  • Medical and referee reports
  • Induction and training procedure

As a Coastwide Family Day Care Educator you will be a small business owner and you will need to consider the requirements of setting up your own business, including:

  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Registering your business with the Australian Taxation Office and obtaining an ABN
  • Business planning

How do I find out more?

Information sessions are held regularly. Please contact the Coordination Unit for more details.

Are you recruiting Educators?

Coastwide Family Day Care is actively recruiting Educators across the Central Coast, Lower Hunter, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Lower New England, including Tamworth, Werris Creek, Quirindi, Gunnedah and Narrabri regions to meet the growing demand for Family Day Care.

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