Family Day Care Educators provide education and care for children in the educator’s home environment. They undergo a comprehensive assessment process before becoming registered and must meet the requirements under the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011) and the National Quality Framework (introduced in 2012).
We know that the best outcomes for a child in an education and care service are achieved when Educators and families work in partnership to ensure that the experience the child has in care is meaningful. It is important to honour the diverse histories, culture, languages, traditions, child rearing practices, family structures and life style decisions of families so we can better support children’s learning.
Your educator will encourage you to provide input into the children’s experiences whilst they are at family day care, e.g., any special family events, holidays you have been on, what your child’s current interests are, their favourite toy, and the special people in your child’s life.
Your family may be invited to participate in other ways too, for example; attendance at special functions or outings, sharing a special skill or interest with the children (i.e., play guitar, cook, crafts, traditions etc).