Becoming a Family Day Care Educator
- Do you enjoy working with children?
- Would you like to work form your own home?
- Are you thinking of a change of career?
- Would you like to manage your own small business
Operating a Family Day Care business gives you a unique opportunity to work from home as your own boss, choosing the hours you work, and potentially earning a very good income.
YMCA Family Day Care is committed to providing the best possible family day care service. We are currently recruiting either established Educators (previously known as Care Providers) or people who want to make a living running a childcare business from home.
Why be a Family Day Care Educator?
- You work with a small group of children
- You set your own fees according to the services offered
- You are self-employed from a tax viewpoint
- You have the flexibility to organise the day according to individual children’s needs (within regulations)
- Your own family needs can be accommodated within the role
- You will receive training, support and resources from the YMCA service coordinators
If you are interested in becoming an educator with our service please complete the enquiry form below and one of our coordinators will contact you and set up a time to meet. Alternatively, you can contact us at the most relevant office:
> Brisbane Family Day Care Educator Enquiry Form
> Gold Coast Family Day Care Educator Enquiry Form
Things you need to consider:
- You will need to have a home suitable for Family Day Care, we can help you evaluate that.
- You will need to think about what it will mean to have children in your home, and how or if it will affect your own family.
- You will need to be self-reliant and able to organise and manage your time and activities well.
- You will be running your own business, with all the benefits that brings, but you won’t be alone, the YMCA Family Day Care Coordination Unit will be with you every step of the way.
- You will need to comply with all relevant legislation and policies, and you will need to be committed to providing a caring, nurturing and safe environment for the children entrusted in your care. You will be provided support and access to resources to help you with this.
Care requirements vary dependent on the needs of families, for example full time, part time, extended hours, overnight, weekend, shift work, rotating rosters and 24 hour care for emergency or special circumstances.
Government legislation determines the number of children in care at any given time.