The minimum qualification required to operate and work in your own family day care business is the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent or with diploma level qualifications like the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

This will help you develop additional skills like establishing a safe environment for children and how to facilitate your day care’s compliance with Australian regulations.

First aid is another skill that all educators and even assistants in family day care must have. You will complete the first aid unit HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting as part of you Certificate III or Diploma qualification, but you also need additional training in anaphylaxis and emergency asthma management.