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Becoming an Educator

 All Sydney Family Day Care Scheme educators go through a stringent approval process, which involves the assessment of their qualifications and safety of their homes. 


What are the benefits of becoming an educator with Sydney Family Day Care Scheme?

Early childhood education offers a flexible and rewarding career. Benefits include:

- Working from your own home; you can be at home with your child while earning               income

- Setting your own work days and hours

- Support from Sydney Family Day Care Scheme staff to assist you with all aspects of         care and education of young children

- Training opportunities 

How many children can I care for?

For Family Day Care, the educator-to-child ratio is 1:7. But you can only have up to 4 children who are preschool age or under at one time. For more details, visit ACECQA.

What qualifications and documents do I need to provide to become an educator?

To become an educator with our scheme, you must satisfy all of the following criteria:

- Be fit and healthy; free from any medical conditions or substances that could affect           your ability to care for children

- Have a good understanding of children's needs and abilities

- Hold or be actively working towards at least a Certificate III in Early Childhood                   Education and Care

- Hold a current First Aid certificate

- Hold a current CPR certificate

- Passed the Working with Children Check (this also applies to any other family                   members over the age of 18 who resides at the premises)

- Passed the police check

- Have current public liability insurance

- Passed a Home Safety Inspection conducted by one of our coordinators

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