What is Family Day Care?

Looking for the right person to care for your child? Choosing the correct Educator for your child can be a daunting experience.

At Choices Family Day Care we would like to make this decision a little easier for you by providing information that will assist you to make an informed decision.

To register your child with our scheme please phone us on 07 3151 2007 or  email us here

The coordinators will put you in contact with prospective Educators to arrange an interview time for you and your child. Should you decide to precede with the care placement please contact the coordination.

“For someone to hand you their child, to put their child in your care, is probably one of the biggest acts of trust imaginable”  Lily Wong Fillmore

Early Years Learning Framework

Our service has embraced the new national early learning frameworks for children ie Early Years Learning Framework and the My Time My Place. The Framework’s vision is for all children to experience play-based learning that is engaging and builds success for life.

It is a guide for early childhood educators who will use the framework in partnership with families - children’s first and most influential educator - to develop learning programs responsive to children’s ideas, interests, strengths and abilities and recognise that children learn through their play. The Early Years Learning Framework describes childhood as a time of belonging, being and becoming.

Play is very important for children. Through play, babies and young children explore and learn to understand the world around them as they come to communicate, discover. Imagine and create. When children play they are showing what they have learned and what they are trying to understand. This is why play is one of the foundations of the Early Years Learning Framework. By using this Framework, Educators will guide your child’s play by carefully designing learning activities and stimulating indoor and outdoor learning environments.

It is well known that children learn best when they have secure relationships with caring adults. When children from a very early age develop trusting relationships, they feel more confident and able to explore and learn. In early childhood settings, when children feel emotionally secure they learn through play to develop the skills and understandings they need to interact positively with others and gradually learn to take responsibility.

The Framework focuses on your child’s learning. Educators will work with you in order to get to know your child well. They will create a learning program that builds on your child’s interests and abilities, and keep you in touch with your child’s progress.
Through the Framework’s 5 learning goals educators will assist your child to develop:

A strong sense of their identity
Connections with their world
A strong sense of wellbeing
Confidence and involvement in their leaning and
Effective communication skills.

For information on EYLF and the National Quality Framework contact  ACECQA –  The Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority - the national body responsible for providing oversight of the new system and ensuring consistency of approach.