Uniting Wimmera Family Day Care services

Child care
Family Day Care
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Uniting offers more than 40 family day care services in Victoria across the Gippsland and Wimmera regions for children aged from 6 weeks to 13 years. Services are flexible and offered during standard hours, before and after school, during school holidays and in some cases overnight and on weekends.

To enrol your child or arrange to visit a family day care near you, get in touch. There are waiting lists for some services.

For more information or if you’d like to arrange a visit, please get in touch.

Email Wimmera family day care services at wimmerafdc.els@vt.uniting.org

Become a Family Day Care Educator

If you love working with children and want the flexibility of working from home, family day care could be a great career opportunity for you.

We’re looking for childhood educators and people who want to become early educators to join our team.

We need people who:

  • are passionate about working with children
  • have an early childhood qualification or plan to study
  • are interested in running your own business and want the flexibility to work from home
  • enjoy planning fun activities that foster children’s development
  • love working with families to provide high-quality care
  • can maintain business records, including invoices and receipts
  • have child-friendly spaces in your home that can be used for education or are willing to make changes to your home and outdoor spaces to comply with regulations.

Benefits of being a family day care educator include:

  • choosing the hours and days you work
  • being your own boss and running a registered business
  • building meaningful relationships with families in your community
  • caring for your own children at home, while earning an income.

We will support you with:

  • guidance through registration and set up, by our qualified and experienced team
  • access to professional development opportunities
  • ongoing support and monthly visits
  • assistance promoting your service in the local community.

Register your interest today and our Family Day Care Co- ordinator will be in touch.

Become a Family Day Care Educator

Environment

Uniting family day care services provide early childhood education and care in safe, familiar and secure home-based learning environments for children across Wimmera.

All family day care educators are approved early childhood education and care professionals operating from within their own home or an approved venue. Each child’s individual learning is assessed on an ongoing basis.

Benefits

Strong relationships with significant adults promote effective learning and social development in a child’s early years. Small groups of children in family day care allow for individualised care and attention in a natural and nurturing home environment. Your child's self-confidence and resilience will grow as they explore their creativity and express their individuality, learn and play with friends.

Uniting family day care

  • Available up to seven days a week
  • Up to 7 children, with no more than 4 children aged 0-4 years per group
  • Family day care educators and children develop strong bonds
  • Care for children from babies to school age with the possibility of siblings to be cared for together, all in one location
  • A great option for children with disabilities or special needs
  • Governed by the same National Quality Framework (NQF) standards as all other childcare
  • Families enrolled in our family day care services may be eligible for Child Care Subsidy
Learning Experiences

At Uniting family day care, a typical day includes:

  • Playing with toys and other children
  • Music, singing and reading stories
  • Painting
  • Making art and craft
  • Visiting the local park and playground
  • Visiting the local library or shops
  • Meals
  • Naps or rest time
Health and wellbeing

We understand the importance of healthy eating in children’s early years. Encouraging healthy eating habits from a young age is important for positive self-development.

We empower children to make healthy and nutritious choices through education and involvement in food preparation. Our educators also work closely with families to promote healthy eating and nutrition.

Our family day care services:

  • Accommodate diverse dietary requirements
  • Practise and teach children about food safety
  • Respect and adhere to culturally appropriate food guidelines
Family and community

Working closely with parents and families, our educators provide a safe, nurturing, individualised care and learning environment for children. We welcome parent and family feedback and participation.

Experiences at family day care reflect the diversity of your local community.

Special services

Family day care is a great option for children with disabilities or additional needs. Small groups promote personalised care and the close bonds children establish with educators help them thrive.

We believe in inclusive access to early learning for all children. Inclusion support is available for children attending our family day care services.