Our Educators

All our educators are skilled, experienced, highly trained and are either studying or hold formal qualifications, current first aid certificate, anaphylaxis and asthma management training, working with children check, child protection training, insurance, and their home meets the National Quality Framework safety standards.

The personal qualities of educators reflect community, diversity-of families, values and cultures, empathy, warmth, compassion, flexibility, professionalism and maturity. A commitment to nurturing and caring for children is a given.

Would you like to become an educator? See below the educator profiles for more information.


Hi, my name is Renae. I am a mum to twin girls who are now at school and I operate Cherish by Ren Family Day Care in Cannonvale. I hold a Diploma in Children's Services and have made a career in the child care industry over the past 20 years. Previously holding positions in child care centres, as a teacher's aid in a C&K Kindergarten and in my most fulfilling and rewarding position as a Family Day Care Educator since December 2008.

Both my inside and outside environments are play based, which enables children to explore, discover, investigate nature, science, technology, cooking and problem solving through individual and small group activities and free play.

The program encourages children to be creative, imaginative, develop new skills, share responsibility and enhance self help skills. Providing learning experiences which stimulates, extends and enhances each child's interests, growth and development. Family involvement and participation in the program is encouraged and valued. Families can participate by sharing their culture, language, experiences, interests or activities from their home or lifestyle.

CURRENT VACANCY: Monday - FULL, Tuesday - FULL, Wednesday - FULL, Thursday - FULL, Friday - FULL

Please call 4945 2422 if you are interested in meeting with Renae for space for your child.



Want a home-based career and to make a difference?

As part of our commitment to providing quality care for families, Whitsunday Shire Family Day Care is expanding our local Family Day Care scheme, a network of self-employed educators providing home-based quality child care that provides a familiar, safe and secure learning environment with a maximum of four children (0-5 years) in care.

To do this, we need more Family Day Care Educators.

Initial set up costs are low. Let Whitsunday Shire Family Day Care provide you with the tools to set up your new business:

  • Training
  • Placement of Children from our extensive Wait List
  • Administration
  • Professional child care advice from our highly trained Coordinators and Educational Leaders
  • Personal visits and telephone support
  • Networking, playgroups, shows to attend and lots more...

Perhaps you have not been working while you care for your own children? Or you could be looking for a change of direction?

If you enjoy the company of children and want to make a difference in their lives by providing quality care and learning experiences from your own home, then family day care may be the right career choice for you.

Operate your Family Day Care business and enjoy the unique opportunity to work from home as your own boss, choosing the hours you work, and potentially earning a very good income.

Our coordinators are here to advise you and help you through every step of the process, not just while you are setting up, but also when your business is up and running. An educator must hold an early childhood qualification such as a Certificate III in Children's Services or higher, or be willing to study. It is a requirement that all educators hold or are working towards obtaining a minimum of Certificate III in Children's Services.

We are looking to provide Family Day Care in all areas of the Whitsunday region and we would love to talk to you.


Contact us now to find out more. We can email you the information package or you can come in and collect one from the office at 18B Chapman Street, Proserpine.

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