So whether you are applying for new approvals, wanting to improve your rating in Quality Area 7 or seeking to advance your career, this course is for you.
Governance and Leadership in family day care has been identified as one of the primary factors in services not achieving ‘Meeting’ under the Education and Care Rating system.
With family day care becoming a more sought after childcare option for families, the focus for improvement of service delivery is higher now that it has been in previous years, with Governance and Leadership, the ‘key’ to a quality, compliant, viable education and care business.
By proving to the regulatory authority you know, understand and can apply the legislative framework to any scenario you may be asked or encounter, whether during an interview or assessment with the regulatory authority of simply part of your everyday work, governance and leadership is ‘make or break’ so to speak.
There are three applications in total you will need to pass in order to become an approved service offering Child Care Subsidy (CCS)
1. You will be required to submit the Approved Provider application, including your professional resume, and attend a written test (interview) with the state regulatory authority.
You will need to be successful in this approval in order to be eligible to lodge your future two applications.
2. Submit all of the required policies and procedures for the operation of your proposed service for your Service Approval.
3. Submit a fully developed business plan, policies and procedures and a range of required credentials to be approved to administer the Child Care Subsidy.
With the expectation placed on family day care service providers to improve standards, ALL education and care services should be, at a minimum, ‘Meeting’ the National Standard.
For a service to remain at Working Towards after two rating and assessments, I would suggest requires stronger leadership.
This expectation on the sector opens opportunities for professional coordinators that want to make a difference in family day care. Have you noticed there are now many coordinator positions for family day care advertised on professional recruitment databases? this is the indication of the need for leaders in the family day care sector.
The foundation of any leader is to understand governance, it is vital to leadership and management roles.
“I never understood governance until now, and I’ve been in management for 5 years” O. Abou-eid. Coordinator. Victoria.
The course is designed to build your knowledge of governance with a sequenced series of videos, worksheets, templates and resources for you, based on my proven strategies.
With 98% of my clients being successful in their state applications and or quality improvement strategies, I knew it was time to capture my skills and services improving their rating based on my proven strategies, I knew it was time to share my skills and knowledge with others in an effort to support the quality and reputation of the family day care sector.
We cover the following topics in relation to education and care services…