What is FDC United Educators Scheme?
We operate under the same National Quality Framework (NQF) as all other forms of childcare; incorporating National Regulations, National Quality Standards, qualification standards, educational frameworks and undertaking assessment and and rating process. FDC United Educators Scheme is rated as ‘Meeting National Quality Standard.’
FDC United Educators Scheme is a CCS approved service. Families that are eligible for Federal Government Child Care Subsidy are able to receive subsidy for care provided by our family day care educators.
FDC United Educators Scheme provides a quality education and care service that is accessible, flexible and affordable. Care is available seven days per week for full time, part time, casual, emergency, special needs, before & after school as well as vacation care.
I am a mother of three, a wife, a best friend to many, an artist, a business woman, and in my spare time you will find me rearranging furniture at home. A strange addiction that terrifies my husband.
I believe that Family Day Care shouldn't be a competition between educators, but rather a continuous opportunity to learn from each other and collaborate.
One of my favourite quotes that I live by is “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle” - unknown. How wonderful would the world be if we all lived by this motto!
FDC United Educators Scheme prides itself on being passionate, committed, dedicated and supportive in building partnerships based on respect, honesty and mutual trust between families, educators, staff and children. We believe that the key foundation for our scheme to succeed is ‘unity’.
We believe children learn through play. Our learning environments are homely and encourage children to explore, solve problems, create and construct. Our Educators develop genuine relationships with children, taking a holistic approach. Every child has a voice, educators encourage children to share their ideas, opinions and involve children in making decisions. These decisions may be just of “Being” in the moment.
We embrace cultural diversity. Children are born “belonging” to a culture and we aim to build respectful and supportive relationships with all the families in our service and value the knowledge and culture that family brings to their child’s learning. We believe families are the child’s first teacher and collaboration supports children in reaching their full potential.
We value and acknowledge the importance that the community has in a child’s self identity and their position within society. Our Educators are supported and encouraged to take children on regular excursions. We support children in “Becoming” and learning to participate in society and developing environmental awareness to build a more sustainable future.
We value and support our educators and staff to become lifelong learners and nurture their professional development through attending various training and liaising with other professionals for reflective discussions on their pedagogy and practice. This supports their documentation and daily practice and hence creates meaningful experiences.
We value feedback from educators and staff and recognise the contribution they make to the service. It is in this ongoing cycle of review that new ideas are generated helping us continually strive to build a quality scheme that works for the educator, families, children and community.