Family Day Care – QLD.GOV.AU

QLD - Defining Family Day Care

Family day care

Family day care offers children from birth to 12 years of age an education and care option in small groups (up to 7 children), traditionally in a home or family learning environment.

Facts about family day care services

  • Provide education and care for children from birth to 12 years old (for up to 7 children - including 4 children not yet in school).
  • Available for a full day, part day, overnight or weekends.
  • Educators have individual working hours and fee structures.
  • Family day care educators must:
    • hold or be working towards a Certificate III qualification
    • hold approved first aid qualifications including anaphylaxis management training and emergency asthma management training.
  • Services must comply with a range of legislative requirements
  • Educators are monitored and supported by a family day care scheme coordination unit including qualified family day care coordinators.
  • New services must have one coordinator for every 15 educators for the first 12 months of operation.

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