Become an Educator

Early Learning Educator and kids playing.

Why become an Educator?

  • Family Day Care Educators work from within their own homes providing Education and Care to children 6 weeks to 12 years of age.

  • As a family day care educator you are able to:
    - Choose your own hours of operation.
    - Set your own hourly rates.
    - Depending on the number of hours and days you work, potentially you can earn much more than you would working in a Child care centre.
    - You can take holidays when you choose.

  • Educators may care for up to a maximum of 7 children per day between the ages of 6 weeks and 13 years. With no more than 4 preschool aged children being in care, including the educator’s own children, at any one time. 

  • With the assistance of FDC United Educators Scheme educators are supported in setting up their own business or in growing their existing business. 

What will you need to join FDC United Educators Scheme?

  • Hold or be actively Working Towards a Certificate III level or higher Education and Care Qualification.

  • Current and valid approved First Aid Certificate with Anaphylaxis and Emergency Asthma Training.

  • Current CPR Certificate.

  • Working with Children Check.

  • If renting, written permission from landlord and/or strata management company.

  • Copy of rates notice, if you are the owner of the property.

  • Provide and maintain an environment that is safe, hygienic and inclusive.

  • A valid Police Check (not more than 6 months old).

  • Working with Children Check (for yourself and any household members over the age of 18 years).

  • Public Liability Insurance Certificate.

  • Be able to communicate well on various levels, be flexible, approachable, warm and caring.

  • Provide an environment that is smoke/drug and alcohol free, this includes residents and visitors. (Caring for children in your home involves the whole family. If you have a partner, children or other family members living in your house you should, as a family, talk over your plans before starting because members of the Educator’s family can play an important role in the children’s experience).

  • Have organisational and record keeping skills.

  • Experience in meeting young children’s needs. A professional, caring personality with a passion of setting up home environments that encourage and stimulate learning.

  • Ability to observe children’s interests, behaviour and development and plan programs that will meet individual children’s needs. 

Educator and kids learning and playing

What
do we Offer?

  • Our business strategy is ‘quality’ over ‘quantity’. We want to remain a boutique scheme that focuses on restoring families and community faith in Family Day Care.

  • We have an efficient yet approachable administration staff who understand the unique needs and concerns of educators working from home and running their own business.

  • We assist educators to fill their vacancies taking the stress off  to spend more time looking after the children and less time worrying about vacancies.

  • FDC United Educators Scheme works in collaboration with Educators; e provide regular visits to monitor the children’s progress and provide support and mentoring.

  • We empower not just support our educators; encouraging growth and positive mindset.

  • Coordinators are available to support Family Day Care educators in their work through regular contact (eg: phone calls, home visits, email, FaceTime).

  • Educators are all local to the scheme office which makes Coordinator response time immediate.

  • Parents are eligible to the same Federal Government Child Care Subsidy as other forms of childcare.

  • We focus on creating job satisfaction by providing our educators fun, interactive challenges throughout the year.

  • We allow Educator Assistants to our Educators.

  • FDC United Educators Scheme processes time sheets and the administration of Child Care Subsidy on behalf of families - weekly.

  • Ongoing professional training and support to Educators throughout the year.

  • A private Educator’s Facebook page to allow educators to connect and support each other.

  • Social events throughout the year to allow educators to network.

  • End of year party organised in consultation with the educators.

  • Assist Educators with the administration of their business.

  • Liaise with other Agencies, Community groups and Government Departments, keeping abreast of changes which may affect family day care. 

Testimonials

Stephanie, Registered Educator

“I opened my Montessori Family Day Care back in February 2019 in the Inner West. I organically connected with Rose. Rose has exceeded my expectations - Rose is passionate, committed and knowledgeable. I honestly cannot do this without her. From clearing things up about CCS to organising community initiatives. Rose puts her heart and soul into educators and services. You won’t find anyone as passionate as Rose! I absolutely love the team we have - all the educators are passionate and dedicated. I feel so blessed to be a part of such an amazing community” 

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Tanya, Registered Educator

“FDC United Educators Scheme has provided me with a confident, trustworthy and supportive environment to work in. I have been encouraged and guided to be the best educator I can be. There is a great balance of trust and independence from the scheme to allow me to run my business based on my own personal and professional philosophy whilst being provided with a sense of belonging to a greater group of educators. This challenges me to take on new ideas and creative ways of offering an education and care service. I have complete trust in the scheme to support me through the good and challenging times, and I have confidence that I will always be treated with respect and positivity.” 

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Joanne, Registered Educator

“Rosa has been such an amazing support to me since my transition from Home Based care back to FDC in Nov 2019. Rosa facilitated my return with so much support and guidance that the transition was smooth, and in fact I felt a renewed excitement and love for what I do. She has given me encouragement and help to continue with my studies whilst working full time. She is available to help at any time of day or night and will always do her absolute utmost to answer questions and solve problems. Rosa makes you feel valued, supported, important and special. Since returning, I have faced some personal challenges, and like everyone in 2020, the road was tough. Rosa was amazing. I now feel like I have a friend and a mentor as my boss. I highly recommend FDC United Educators Scheme.” 

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Alanna, Registered Educator

“I started my Family Day Care business in 2010 after finishing an Early Childhood Degree.

I am a mum of three and always loved working with children. This is where I met Rose, who was also a Mum and a Family Day Care Educator; she also lived around the corner from me.

Throughout the years Rose has been my biggest support, my mentor, my inspiration;

I’ve continually watched Rose grow and advocate for educators and educators rights.

In 2017 Rose opened her own scheme “United Educators Scheme” and I instantly knew that I wanted to join the team. Together with a team of educators Rose has created a strong, safe, supported network for educators and families, where we all feel like we belong, we are heard and therefore, we are all thriving.” 

Testimonials