Family Day Care Educator


Family day care educators provide education and care for babies and children in the family day care educator's own home under local government, community-based or privately operated management schemes.

Duties & Tasks

Family day care educators may perform the following tasks:

  • provide a range of activities and experiences that are designed to promote physical, social, emotional and intellectual development for each child
  • supervise the activities of children in their care, ensuring their physical safety at all times
  • support and guide children's behaviour using positive strategies
  • maintain a safe, clean and appealing environment for children
  • ensure meals and snacks provided for children are varied and nutritionally adequate
  • take children to and from school or preschool
  • perform first aid in emergencies
  • maintain records of children's development within identified learning outcomes
  • provide feedback to parents about their child's day
  • maintain accurate attendance records
  • maintain a register of emergency telephone numbers such as those of parents, doctors, police, ambulance and the fire brigade
  • maintain a daily record of accidents, illnesses and the administration of medicine in accordance with requirements.

Personal Requirements

  • enjoy working with children
  • able to relate well to children and their parents
  • able to work independently and as part of a team
  • able to use judgment to prioritise tasks
  • able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • 18 years of age or older.

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