Welcome to Whitsunday Family Day Care

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.

Strengths of 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.

Our point of difference is that we offer:

  • Flexibility
  • Stability
  • Educator consistency
  • Reassurance
  • Family values
  • Small groups
  • Playgroups

Our services cater for families:

  • during standard and non standard hours
  • before/after school
  • during school holidays
  • In some circumstances overnight and weekends
  • Casual care offered, when available

Some of the particular strengths that can feature in family day care include:

  • Small group settings
  • Quality one-on-one time
  • Mixed age groups
  • Siblings can be in care together
  • Long term relationship with one educator
  • Family Values
  • Flexibility and stability
  • Educators can share their interests, talents, culture, language
  • Children can be involved in the community through regular excursions
  • Children’s interests can be followed spontaneously
  • Authentic learning opportunities in a home-based environment
  • Playgroups offered regularly, by the scheme, throughout the year which allows for children and families to connect with the other educators and families which are all a part of Whitsunday Shire Day Care Family.

The National Quality Framework

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:

  • Improved educator to child ratios
  • Greater individual care and attention for children
  • Educators with increased skills and qualifications
  • Better support for children’s learning and development
  • A national register to help parents assess the quality of education and care services in their area

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.

These Are:

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’).

For The Parents

Whitsunday Shire Family Day Care offers families the unique opportunity to engage your child in an early childhood education and care program, in a small group within a home based setting.

Our Educators

Let us introduce you to our wonderful educators...

Day Care Gallery

Happy snaps of our educators, children and families engaged in play based learning.

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