Reliable Family Day Care
Because our family day care services are home-based, with only a small group of children per educator (carer), your child will spend quality time in a safe and familiar environment. Children will be able to play and learn while being cared for in the home of a qualified educator.
The intimacy of the home-based setting encourages a caring and social interaction between children of mixed ages and develops the skills they need for a good start in life.
While our educators provide the primary care for your child in their home, Little OZ Kids Family Day Care Coordination Unit manages and administers the service. Your first contact is with us and we will organise your request for family day care and monitor your child’s welfare in care.
Who can attend & where:
- Children aged 0 to school age, i.e. babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers
- School-aged children (before and after school care and vacation care)
Our educators offer a variety of hours and days for childcare. Some also offer evening, overnight and weekend care. Please contact us to enquire about the availability of weekend care.
Fees & rebate information
You will be able to access family day care for an affordable fee. All educators have their own fee schedules, which are available for parents to discuss at the time of interview. Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) are provided by the Australian Government to assist with the cost of care.
Finding the right educator for your child
We have a network of educators in Western Sydney area. We know the days and hours they are offering care and will try to match your needs with regard to location and hours with the most suitable educator for your child.
Quick facts about our family day care services:
- All our educators have been fully checked and approved as suitable persons to work with children and providing a safe home environment.
- Our educators care for groups of up to 4 children not attending school and up to a total of 7 children under 13, which includes the educator’s own children, if any.
- We follow a ‘best practice’ of one child under 12 months old per educator at any one time.
- Our educators implement appropriate programs which include fun activities and experiences that follow the child’s interests and will assist them in their development and learning.
- Little OZKids Family Day Care provides full support and training to our educators to ensure their professionalism. Staff visit educators on a regular basis to support and monitor the quality of care provided.
- We provide a 24 hour on call service for families and educators.
- Little OZKids Family Day Care is regulated under the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the Child Care and Protection Act of 1988.
What do I need to do to find care?
- Contact the office and provide the details of your care requirements for the placement list
- The placement officer will contact you regularly regarding your placement needs.
- Once care is available you will be contacted and interview will be arranged to enrol your child/ren
- You then arrange interview times with educators that have vacancies and discuss fees and services with those educators to decide which care environment is best for you and your child.
What do I need to bring for the enrolment interview?
- Customer Reference Number (CRN) for yourself and the child or children you wish to enrol.
- Details of emergency contacts. Name, address, phone, mobile number.
- Doctors details.
- Dentist details (if any)
- Medicare card.
- Details of Health Fund and Ambulance Fund.
- Custody Orders(if any)
- Medical Management Plans. E.g. allergy management, asthma management
- Immunisation History Statement. This can be accessed via the following link: http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/australian-childhood-immunisation-register
The following are helpful links for families and educators to find additional information on aspects of Early Childhood Education and Care:-
* Australian Children’s Education and Care Authority, this link contains information on the National Quality Framework for all children’s services, including the National Law and Regulations, The Early Years Learning Framework for children’s learning and other useful information for parents and carers.
* Community Childcare Co-Operative, a not-for-profit organisation established in 1978 to promote, support and advocate for early childhood education and care services.
*Department of Education and Communities, the department regulates the operation of early childhood education and care services for children from birth to school. There are lots of useful information on topics such as types of services, finding a service for your child, financial support and information on regulations.
*Healthy Kids, Munch and Move, is a NSW Health initiative that supports the healthy development of children birth – 5 years by promoting physical activity, healthy eating and reduced small screen time. There is lots of great information for parents and carers on these topics!
*Kidsafe, on this website you will find information about current news and events, information sheets, resources and program information to help keep children safe. Child safety is an important issue and contains safety information on keeping children safe in the home and community, playground safety, road safety, water safety and has links to the Grow me Safely website too!
*Family Assistance Website, this website contains information on payments and support services available to families including the Child Care Benefit, the Child Care Rebate and more!
*Immunise Australia Program, this website aims to increase national immunisation rates by providing and communicating information about immunisation!
*Early Childhood Australia, is the peak early childhood advocacy organisation, acting in the interests of young children, their families and those in the early childhood field, you can find the Early Childhood Code of Ethics on this website!
*Keep Them Safe, useful information regarding child protection, reporting children at risk, the mandatory reporter guide and helpful factsheets for the general public and early childhood professionals.