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Why Choose WFDC?

Strengths of Family Day Care

All family day care services in Australia, along with long day care and centre-based services, are regulated under ACECQA and work under the National Quality Standards, Early Years Learning Framework (Belonging, Being and Becoming), and the Framework for School Age Children (My Time, Our Place). Children can thrive in both kinds of care, when services take advantages their particular strengths.

 

Some of the particular strengths that can feature in family day care include

  • Small group settings
  • Quality one-on-one time
  • Mixed age groups
  • Siblings can be in care together
  • Long term relationship with one educator
  • Educators can share their interests, talents, culture, language
  • Children can be involved in the community through regular excursions
  • Children’s interests can be followed spontaneously
  • Authentic learning opportunities in a home-based environment

 

Recognition of Achievement at Wynnum Family Day Care & Education Service

  • Australia’s first Excellent Rating in Family Day Care
  • National Coordination Unit of the Year 2013
  • Queensland Coordination Unit of the Year 2013
  • Queensland Coordination Unit of the Year 2014
  • Hesta Early Childhood Education & Care Awards – Excellence in Building Inclusion Finalist 2014

 

Who owns Wynnum Family Day Care & Education Service?

Wynnum Family Day Care & Education Service is a not for profit community based family day care service. The approved provider of Wynnum Family Day Care and Education Service is Community Childcare Incorporated. This association is managed by a voluntary Management Committee, which accepts overall responsibility for the Education and Care Service, ensuring that the Education and Care Service meets the needs of the local community and is able to respond with flexibility to changing needs.

 

Role of the Coordination Service

The coordination unit is central to the operational functioning of the Education and Care Service, supporting the provision of quality education and care. The coordination unit is the point of contact, registration, referral, resourcing, monitoring and support for parents and educators. Coordinators support educators in curriculum decision making, planning for children’s learning and development and in their interactions with families and children. The coordination unit works in a close partnership with educators to ensure they uphold organisational values and meet requirements set by government legislation. The coordination unit supports educators to participate in ongoing professional development on a range of topics relevant to children’s development and learning. The coordination unit also administers government child care subsidies on behalf of eligible families. Within the coordination unit, team members manage individual programs. Click here to Meet the Team
 

Wynnum Family Day Care & Education Service believes in delivering a high quality early childhood education and care service to benefit all of our stakeholders including children, families, educators and staff.

We do this by:

  • putting the rights of children first
  • offering an individual approach and maintaining high standards for education and care
  • prioritising children’s growth and development through secure, nurturing relationships and sharing high expectations for children’s learning
  • regularly undertaking reflection on practice and seeking high quality professional development
  • respecting and supporting families as children’s primary teachers
  • striving for equity and inclusion for all children

 

Journey to Excellence, 2003-2013

This paper has been written in response to the many requests received by Wynnum Family Day Care & Education Serviced to tell their story about the journey the organisation has been on to achieve the successes of the last few years. In very concrete terms these successes can be measured by significant organisational growth at a time when many family day care services are struggling to retain educator numbers or attract new quality educators. The success of WFDC has also been recognised by the family day care sector, and more broadly the early childhood education and care industry. [Download]