Finding a Family Day Care

 

If you are interested in accessing Family Day Care services, contact us on the number 9488 2402 or 9488 2400 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Staff will discuss your
care needs and your preferences as well as gather information about your child.

The staff will look at your needs and match this with an educator who has a vacancy. You will be given particulars of an educator, or if possible a choice of educators to meet. You and your child will visit the educator and they will show you their facilities, program and discuss your expectations of care.

When you have chosen an educator you enroll your child with the Coordination unit staff who will discuss with you all aspects of our service - policies, government assistance with fees etc.

Location

Our Family Day Care educators are in a wide range of suburbs in the Hornsby and Hills areas. We currently have educators in the following suburbs:

  • Waitara
  • Hornsby
  • Wahroonga
  • Asquith
  • Mt Colah
  • Mt Kuring gai
  • Berowra
  • Thornleigh
  • Normanhurst
  • Pennant hills
  • West Pennant Hills
  • Cherrybrook
  • Castle Hill
  • Dural

Support

Support for Family Day Care children, families and educators is provided by the coordination unit. This is made up of a team of very experienced and qualified staff who are employed by CatholicCare to manage the service and to provide support and monitoring of the care.

Coordination unit staff manage the payment of government fee assistance including child care benefit and child care rebate. They also visit your child’s educator regularly to monitor the care provided and also to monitor your child’s development and learning. Parents can contact the staff at any time to discuss all aspects of your child’s care. 

Fees

Fees for care are not regulated. Each educator determines the appropriate fee for their service. You will be advised of the fees each educator charges when you are referred to the educator. The educator will discuss with you the fees payable, payment arrangements and conditions of care.

Families using Family Day Care are able to apply for Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR). You can request the CCB and CCR are paid to the service so you only need to pay the parent portion of the fees to the educator. 

Fee assistance 

Families using our service can claim government assistance with fees including child care benefit and child care rebate. Fee assistance can be paid directly to the service or to the parent.

  • Child Care Benefit (CCB) is a means tested assistance which is paid per hour of care
  • Child Care Rebate (CCR)  is 50% off fees (after other assistance has been deducted) 

Our Curriculum

Our education and care program is based on the Early Years Learning Framework (for children not yet attending school) and My Time, Our Place (for school aged children).

Educators provide a programme of experiences for the children which is play based and individualised for your child, encouraging them to to develop their skills, knowledge and interests. Educators respond to each child's interests and use everyday events to provide developmentally appropriate learning experiences.

The small group and close relationships with children and families allow educators to implement individually tailored transition to school programs.

Immunisation

Prior to commencing care families must provide a copy of their child’s immunisation records. One of the following documents is to be provided;

  • ACIR Immunsation History Statement
  • ACIR Immunisation History Form
  • ACIR Medical Contraindiction Form
  • ACIR Conscientious Objection form

You can get a copy of your child's immunisation details through Medicare Online Services or by calling the Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809