Whitsunday Shire Family Day Care offers quality child care in our educator’s homes, catering for new babies through to pre-teens in Proserpine, Wilson Beach, Strathdickie, Mount Marlow, Cannonvale, Jubilee Pocket and Midge Point. Whitsunday Shire Family Day Care has been providing quality childcare since 1984 and has been rated as EXCEEDING under the National Quality Standards.
Family day care is flexible care that is matched to your family's needs. The close relationship between your educator and your family ensures that the interests of your child and family are accommodated wherever possible.
The coordination unit provides information, support and assistance to your family. We pride ourselves on being a local office supporting local educators and families. Our office is central to our educator's locations, allowing us to competently recruit and train educators and provide ongoing monitoring, support and professional development.
We are confident that your family will enjoy being a part of Whitsunday Shire Family Day Care.
All family day care services in Australia, along with long day care and centre-based services, are regulated under ACECQA and work under the National Quality Standards, Early Years Learning Framework (Belonging, Being and Becoming), and the Framework for School Age Children (My Time, Our Place). Children can thrive in both kinds of care, when services take advantages their particular strengths.
The National Quality Framework introduces a new quality standard to improve education and care across long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten, and outside school hours care.
The National Quality Standard is a key aspect of the National Quality Framework and sets a national benchmark for early childhood education and care, and outside school hours care services in Australia. Safety is paramount all day and every day, every service must comply with rigorous health and safety requirements.
To ensure children enjoy the best possible conditions in their early educational and developmental years, the National Quality Standard promotes continuous improvement in quality.
The major benefits for parents and children include:
The National Quality Standard is linked to national learning frameworks that recognise children learn from birth. It outlines practices that support and promote children’s learning.
Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (‘Early Years Learning Framework’)
My Time, Our Place: Framework for School Age Care in Australia (‘Framework for School Age Care’).