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Fam­i­ly day care edu­ca­tors are approved, ear­ly child­hood edu­ca­tion and care pro­fes­sion­als who engage in the prin­ci­ples and prac­tices of the Ear­ly Years Learn­ing Frame­work (EYLF) and work with­in the require­ments of the Nation­al Qual­i­ty Framework.

In order to pro­vide a safe edu­ca­tion­al envi­ron­ment for your child, there are require­ments for all edu­ca­tors to:

  • Hold or be active­ly work­ing towards a Cer­tifi­cate III lev­el edu­ca­tion and care qualification.
  • Meet nation­al stan­dards which include main­tain­ing qual­i­ty learn­ing pro­grams, safe and hygien­ic learn­ing envi­ron­ments, record keep­ing and qualifications. 
  • Main­tain cur­rent first aid and CPR cer­tifi­cates and train­ing in the emer­gency man­age­ment of asth­ma and anaphylaxis.
  • Main­tain a clear­ance for work­ing with chil­dren, and a crim­i­nal his­to­ry check
  • Par­tic­i­pate in reg­u­lar sup­port and mon­i­tor­ing vis­its con­duct­ed by their coor­di­na­tion unit.
  • Attend train­ing, meet­ings and work­shops peri­od­i­cal­ly to main­tain the cur­ren­cy of skills and knowledge.
  • Main­tain cur­rent pub­lic lia­bil­i­ty insur­ance coverage.