Do you want a rewarding career change? Boost your earning potential? Freedom of working from your own home?
Break Free – begin your journey as a Choices FDC Educator!

Become an Educator with Choices Family Day Care

Choices Family Day Care is a rewarding career option within the wider Education and Care Sector. Qualified and passionate educators provide high quality, play based education and care in natural learning environments within your own home, working in partnerships with your families and communities.

For many Australians working from home has been thought to be ‘living the dream’! Family Day Care (FDC) is a great option to have a meaningful career that you love while working from home.

Choices FDC is a not for profit charity. All funds are used to improve outcomes for children. Our focus is on providing high quality education and care at affordable costs, and enabling all children to “Learn, Inspire, Thrive and experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life”!

APPLICATION - How to Apply to Choices FDC

We aim to make the process of joining our service as simple as possible. There are no joining fees. Our five-step process ensures our Educators are completely trained and have the correct resources, ready to provide high quality education and care and are confident in their business practices.

To get started, simply enquire using our application form, link below, and our Recruitment Coordinator will contact you.

1. Submit enquiry
2. Consult with Recruitment Coordinator
3. Initial Visit
4. Complete requirements
5. Sign Educator Contract - Formal Induction - Monitor and Support


What I love about Choices FDC

The well-being of Educators like me is a top priority for Choices. Opportunities for professional growth is always available to us. A great example is regular workshops like the Phoenix Cup Class, On-line class on Sustainability- Small Green Steps, Get Grubby Program and more. All of these are available to us for free. There’s regular follow up through Zoom meetings, Facebook posts and emails. There are forthcoming workshops that I’m looking forward to attending with the Choices Team events such as FDCA national engagement and national conference.



Choices knows an educators mind. They give us all that we need to succeed, thrive & inspire. Many of the staff are ex FDC educators so they know what an educator experiences, and what we need. From amazing wellbeing conferences, sustainability programs, awards & recognition, educator resource kits etc - they have everything covered. They also leave us to do our jobs but are there if we need them or if we need a chat. I also love how we are given the opportunity to give input. Choices are a non-profit organisation and are a genuine team that care.



Choices team is always ahead in finding ways to improve and finding innovative approaches to ensure children Learn, Inspire, Thrive. Our families and children in care are well informed of all things about caring for children. The coordination unit makes sure that we are compliant and delivering the highest standard of care to the children. My coordinator and I work closely together. There’s an open communication and I can always get a hold of her in times of need. My approach and values in my family day care is being respected and appreciated. There’s always a good camaraderie, warm and supportive atmosphere between educators and the whole choices team.



It’s a privilege to work with Choices Family Day Care. The coordination team and management show respect and dignity to every educator by considering our wellbeing and treating us as a peer, we are one team.



Choices is a fantastic service to work for and everyone is so helpful and hands on whenever I needed help, have questions or there is a problem. I feel very lucky I am an Educator with Choices Family Day Care.



As a parent, I attended quite a few Educators to see if they would be the right fit for my child. The Choices educator is the best by far! When I first visited the Educator, she actually got down on her son's level and included him in the visit and spoke with him. I am very happy and confident that I have chosen the right person for my son. We love our Educator who is very caring and a special person.



My Educator is wonderful and as for Choices, they are the most professional, organised, friendliest Family Day Care I have encountered, right from the Educators, Co-ords, Admin and Management. Choices has always proven to be the best FDC for my son.



Choices Difference - What Makes Us Unique

Rated ‘Excellent’ by ACECQA 2021.
National FDCA Service of the Year 2020; FDCA State Service of the Year 2015.
Educator individual learning style is recognised.

FREE - Yearly Celebrating Educators Conference incl. recognition years of service.

FREE - Early Learning sessions available within Educators homes.
For example: Hey Dee Ho - Billy's Buddies - Get Grubby Program

FREE - Registration for Educators and Families. No ongoing costs for training etc.

FREE - ‘Educator Kit’ filled with resources, legislation, policies and more.

Filling childcare vacancies in your service

Our staff will support you in filling the vacancies in your service. Promoting your service and marketing to families is usually done in partnership with our coordination unit.  We will share enquiries and match families with educators. Families are then referred to you for an interview. Family Day Care Australia also provide marketing resources to help promote your service.

Ongoing support and professional development

At Choices FDC your professional development is very important to us. We believe it is the key to success in providing quality education and care to the children in your service.

We take the time to connect and build genuine relationships with each educator and also ascertain what type and style of support you require. Our relationships and support are highly valued by all of our existing educators

You will have regular contact with our coordination unit who will support in updating and maintaining your skills and knowledge.

We have qualified and experienced staff to answer your questions - we are always there to support you.

What do I need to become an educator?

• A minimum qualification of Certificate III in Children’s Services or a higher qualification such as a diploma or degree in early childhood.
• Working with Children’s check Clearance
• National Police check (must be no more than 6 months old)
• HLTAID012 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting, current CPR certificate
• Provider Digital Access RA (Registration Authority) Number
• Maintain current public liability insurance
• Obtain an Australian Business Number (ABN)
• Ability to provide a safe and educational learning environment

ENROL today – we look forward to meeting you soon!

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Call us today on (07) 3151 2007 Mobile: 0448 800 600

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