Family day care educators operate a small business that needs to meet the National Quality Framework, including making sure they are operating within the Education and Care Regulations and Standards.
Family day care educators are very different to educators working in centre based services, like long day care or occasional care centres. Family day care educators are liable for fines of up to $2,000 per incident, which I cover in the The Business of a Family Day Care Educator Course.
Running a home business brings a range of benefits and challenges; you can work your own hours, set your own income and deliver your own program.
At JPS, we advocate for and see family day care as the optimal early childhood model, it allows for children to:
Professional Development for Educators in Family Day Care
By now, we are all very aware of the value and shift to self- education, I advocate for it, I’ve taken control of my own professional improvement for more than 20 years and look where I got to.
Remember, it’s your home and it’s your business!
So where do you start when planning your own professional development? At the start that’s where. For most of our career our training and qualifications have been dictated by our chosen field, but now you have the skills for your profession, your craft so to speak. You need business skills, particularly if you’re going it alone.
As family day care business owners, it’s now up to you if your business is to grow and succeed.
All you need are the tools, information and support and anything’s possible.
The Business of a Family Day Care Educator Course is designed to be used in conjunction with The JPS Advisers Family Day Care Survival Guide (free with the course), the JPS Youtube Channel, Blog Posts and finally my weekly Stay Informed Newsletter.
All the resources for you in one place to support your family day care journey.
You can do this course in your own time, in the context of your own individual circumstances in the ever changing landscape of providing child care.
All of these resources make it easy for you to go through business topics, strategies, tips and templates needed to run a compliant, professional and profitable family day care business.
I will guide you to identify your strengths, challenges and barriers and you will end up with your very own Business and Quality Improvement Plans.
- Remember, you can always book a chat with me, a recognised education and care expert to answer, guide, motivate or clarify anything along the way.