Become A Family Day Care Educator

Working as a Family Day Care Educator with the Y is one of the most rewarding and meaningful careers. Our educators have the opportunity to shape the lives of young children and play a life-long role in their learning.

Family Day Care Educators enjoy the flexibility of caring for a small group of children in their own home and on their chosen work hours.

Whether you’re new to Family Day Care or have experience in this wonderful industry, the Y is here to support you in managing your own successful business from home.

Getting started is always the hardest part of the journey. Our team is here with you every step of the way. Contact us for any question you might have.

Benefits Of Becoming A Family Day Care Educator

Work from home while raising your own kids

Be there for your own children and never miss a moment. Running a Family Day Care means you can stay at home with your children and earn an income set by you.

Enjoy the flexibility to be your own boss

You have the power to set your own hours and days that work around your family or life.

Make a difference in the lives of children

Love your job and put smiles on little faces! There’s nothing more special than providing quality care and play-based learning experiences for young children.

Represent a not-for-profit organisation

When you partner with the Y as your Family Day Care service provider, you’re choosing an organisation with a 177 year history of helping the community.

Our Support For You

While you have the independence to run your own Family Day Care, we’re here with you every step of the way.

We provide toys, books, lessons and more!

Have full access to our educators’ toy box: the resources library! You can borrow toys, equipment, sleeping cots, teaching resources and more free of charge.

We help you build your client base

Our goal is to see you succeed. Part of our job is directing enquiries to you from families looking for care. The Y will also supply you with marketing resources to promote your service.

Receive comprehensive training

We give you the initial and ongoing professional development you need to have full confidence in running your own Family Day Care.

You can count on us for support

Our YMCA Family Day Care office is open Monday-Friday and our team are passionate about supporting our educators. Whether you have a question, request or need onsite assistance, the Y is there to support you.

Get Started

Providing children with the highest quality care is our priority. All our family day care educators must obtain or have the below qualifications, as well as a passion for looking after children!

  • Certificate III, diploma or bachelors in Children's Services (either completed or working towards)
  • Working with Children Card (Positive Notice Blue Card)
  • Current First Aid Certificate – training is available through the Y
  • National Criminal History Check (no more than 6 months old)
  • Valid PRODA number
  • Current Certificate in Child Protection – training is available through the Y
  • Current Public Liability Insurance

We understand new educators may not have all these qualifications – our team will help bring you up to speed on how to get any outstanding qualifications or certificates you need.

The Y is independently reviewed by the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) to ensure our services are safe for all children and young people.

The Y acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands we work upon and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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