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Child Care & Education

  • Our Care Educators can care for up to:

    • 4 children under school age (including their own under school age children) and
    • 3 school age children (including their own up to 13)

    Registrations are by appointment only and a $40 registration fee applies to all children in the family, which is a once off fee.

    As Family Day Care Cairns is a licensed service, Child Care Subsidy applied to families who are eligible.

    Our Coordination Team receives funding from the Australian Government to support the operation of the scheme.

    Our Educators come from a variety of backgrounds and are chosen based on their ability to provide quality childcare and education for your children in a safe home environment.

    Our Educators ensure that your child’s needs are their top priority, and are respectful of the requests and needs of families, including any cultural or religious specifications.

    Our Care Educators comply with The Education and Care Services National Regulations, National Quality Standards, Scheme Policies and Procedures, the Child Care Subsidy Service Handbook, the Early Years Learning Framework and Framework for School Age Children.

  • Before our Care Educators begin their career, they require the following:

    • A current Positive Blue Card (as does anyone over the age of 18 currently residing in or frequently visiting the home)
    • A current First Aid Certificate and CPR certificate
    • Course in Anaphylaxis and Asthma Management
    • Public Liability Insurance
    • A home care environment that meets Family Day Care Cairns Home Safety Checklist/Audit Child Protection Training
    • SIDs and Kids Safe Sleeping Training
    • To demonstrate an appropriate understanding of children’s needs and development
    • Competency in identifying and responding to child protection issues &
    • Mandatory Reporting, Nutrition and Food Handling and Sunsmart training 
    • Recruits are required to complete a minimum Certificate 3 in Children’s Services if they do not possess any formal qualifications. Additionally, many of our Educators have Diplomas or higher qualifications.

"Family Day Care Cairns is Assessed and Rated Meeting in all 7 areas of the National Quality Standards by ACECQA."

You can be sure your child is in excellent hands.