JPS Family Day Care Advisers is committed to family day care as a quality child care option for families, with wonderful, life-long benefits for children. We have coached and supported over 1000 people to either get approval to operate (with a 98% success rate), improve their quality and rating standard, deliver the educational program, or develop operating procedures for growth and improvement.
Jodie works with educators, coordinators, educational leaders, and service providers, as well as people wanting to commence their family day care journey. Governance is crucial no matter how big or small your business is or which stage you are at in your family day care journey. Whether you’re an educator, coordinator, educational leader or service provider, Quality Area 7, Leadership and Management, is the key to success.
JPS FAMILY DAY CARE ADVISERS – LEADING THE WAY
JPS can not only support the establishment, leadership and monitoring of your service but can enable you to get your business to the next level in profit, utilisation and quality. We all know businesses, like a house, are only as good as their foundations. When you think of JPS, think of reblocking your house for an extension, because generally speaking, no matter how big the bedroom you want to put upstairs, it’s the foundations that will support it.
Jodie has put all her skills, knowledge and experience into a range of resources for you, saving you hours of work. She can coach you through the implementation of each, allowing you to meet your targets, whatever they may be. There is no reason your business can’t grow and improve with JPS, and that’s a promise!
Find out why Jodie’s methods are quickly becoming sought after. You only have to talk to her once to understand why the most common response she hears is, “ahhh, that makes sense”. With the ever increasing expectation and scrutiny of family day care governance, now is the time for it to make sense.
What we know about family day care
- The leadership teams are new to management or have little or no training in management and leadership
- We know over 70% of family day care services are still not achieving Meeting under the National Quality Framework
- We know family day care operates in tight-knit communities which can bring risks to providers
- We know legal liability lies with the Approved Provider
- Family day care educators can be subject to fines from the Regulatory Authority
- We know educators are the service’s biggest asset, AND RISK!
- We know sub-standard training has been delivered by some RTOs
- We know both state and federal governments have cited Governance as the number one problem in family day care
But what we know most: children in family day care are love
Meet the JPS Family Day Care Advisers Team
Founder and Director
Early Childhood Education Expert
Jodie has worked in early childhood education for over 30 years, and now specialises is family day care governance.
Jodie is passionate that children have quality experiences which comes from her days of working as an educator with children and their family’s where she embraced the rights of the child, she has studied Early Childhood Development, Management of Human Services, Adult Learning, Training and Facilitation, business strategies including HR/IR and Governance, she also believes people who work directly with children should be considered and consider themselves ‘educators‘ in every sense of the word and business owners operating services should have the highest standard of governance with professional practice, supporting a more robust education system, to which we are ethically and legally bound to contribute to.
Jodie lives in Melbourne, Victoria, with her husband Michael, and their daughter, Eloise. She is known for burning everything she cooks, but is working on improving her cooking skills, and now believes she is the next Martha Stewart.
Business Content Strategist
Lynda works alongside Jodie at JPS to create educational business content to help family day care professionals start and grow their business. She helps Jodie create workbooks, training courses, blog posts, newsletters, and content for the JPS social media platforms.
Lynda is a study and planning nerd, who believes we should not limit our learning to the walls of a classroom. She publishes blog posts and a magazine on her Incited Media website to inspire people to embrace self-education. Lynda lives in the Macedon Ranges with her husband, David, and their daughter, Avah.