Downloadable Family Day Care Educator Survival Guide
The JPS Family Day Care Educator Survival Guide for Australian Family Day Care Educators takes the fear and formality out of legislation and presents it in a manner that is easily achievable for all family day care educators. This is how educators need to operate to be compliant, these are the basic procedures of which quality practices are built and keep everyone safe by Meeting or Exceeding the National Standards.
There is so much to consider as far as regulations, policy and compliance goes for a family day care educator operating a regulated business from their own home, around their family.
The JPS Family Day Care Educator Survival Guide for Australian Family Day Care Educators companion guide and workbook is a trusted resource for an educator committed to providing quality child care and will help educators to:
- understand how to apply the regulations through everyday simple practices
- build compliance into your home and your particular circumstance
- implement strategies to ensure documentation is up to date, confidential and meet the requirements
- develop processes to meet the service’s policies and procedures
- understand fines (up to $10,000) and how they apply to you
- develop your own Quality Improvement Plan
- know your rights and how to choose a reputable service provider
The JPS Educator Survival Guide is supported by the JPS Youtube Channel, making this the perfect springboard to securing all aspects of you education and care business. The JPS Family Day Care Educator Survival Guide for Australian Family Day Care Educators is the best investment you will make in securing yourself in this recovering and growing sector.
The guide is packed with information and also acts as a workbook you can write in. It features a break down of legislation and is packed with tips and recommendations from Jodie Signorino to help your home business thrive. You’ll have plenty of room to brainstorm and plan your strategies for success, along with documenting your goals and progress.
After decades of working in the child care sector, Education and Care expert Jodie Signorino has blended her knowledge of need-to-know ‘procedures’ with tips, advice and warnings to help educators think about, develop, grow their own child care business. A must have for family day care educators.
Family day care is becoming the preferred option for child care for many families, as the benefits of children being cared for in a home environment with a qualified professional become increasingly apparent. With tougher expectations implemented over the past few years to weed out dishonest or substandard operators and educators, the industry is now in need of quality educators.
Family Day Care In Australia
Family day care is a government approved and subsidised child care option for families. It offers children the opportunity to be cared for in a safe and hygienic home environment, by a qualified , safe, professional educator.
Over the past few years, family day care has gone through one of the biggest shakeups seen in Australian child care history. While fraudulent operators tarnished the reputation of family day care, tougher legislation introduced by the government is giving peace of mind to families and increasing the expectations on providers who must be compliant and meet the National Quality Standards or risk sanction.
Education and care services are regulated by both federal and state government departments that hold the power to prosecute and sanction services and individuals. From the onset, you must be aware that under the Education and Care Services National Quality Framework, there are fines up to $10,000 for educators, for each non-compliant incident, including if a child is not protected from harm or hazards or not adequately supervised.
Having said that, running a family day care business can help you to build a successful career and provide you with financial security.
It is also one of the most rewarding professions you can do from home, surrounded by your own family. So, if you are committed to understanding the governance surrounding family day care, and you are excited by the prospect of running your own business, then I’d like to invite you to read on so you can consider starting your own family day care business in Australia.
Why is the demand for family day care growing?
There is no doubt that family day care is growing to be a popular choice for Australian families. Centre based services may have long waiting lists, or families feel safer with a home environment rather than the a large centre, family day care also offers families better flexibility that centres can in many instances and lastly, small multi-age groups are becoming favoured for early childhood development.
So, if you have the qualifications and skills, then your community needs you and The JPS Family Day Care Educator Survival Guide is perfect for educators starting out.
Governance: The JPS Family Day Care Educator Survival Guide will strengthen and improve the backbone of a service.
There is no doubt that the family day care sector has had to take measures to eliminate dodgy operators. For this reason, approved providers are expecting educators meet the minimum standards to be registered with the service.
To this end, all education and care services in Australia undergo a ratings assessment. The JPS Family Day Care Educator Survival Guide for Australian Family Day Care Educators will help educators understand the vital role governance plays in running a compliant and safe home business.
Note: The JPS Family Day Care Educator Survival Guide for Australian Family Day Care Educators is free as part of The Business of a Family Day Care Educator course. More information about the course can be found here.