Family Day Care Cairns



Coordination Unit Hours:

8.30am – 4.00pm
Monday to Friday

108 Collins Avenue Edge Hill

Here at Family Day Care Cairns we have been providing unique child care and education for over 38 years in Cairns, the beaches, the valley, past the southern suburbs and in Atherton, caring for children aged 6 weeks to school leaving age. We provide a variety of care and education options including day time care, evening care, weekend care, overnight care, before and after school care, vacation care and emergency care.

The Scheme is a Community Based / Not for Profit Organisation . 



Manager: 
Lisa Seymour


  • FDC Philosophy

    Together we provide quality professional child care and education in collaborative partnership with families and community. Our standard of excellence and professional practice reflects the cultural and shared beliefs of families, educators and the broader community.We value and practice holistic approaches, engaging in open and honest communication between families, educators and community, all essential to positive outcomes.  We believe in developing greater understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the recognition of all cultures within our community.We believe all children are unique and capable learners who are imaginative, creative and dynamic. We support children to reach their full potential through intentional and spontaneous interactions and teachings. Educators recognise and value the diversity of all children, families and educators. Children are learning continuously through rich, play-based and recreational experiences. We acknowledge children’s ability to learn best through a play-based and intentional learning environment that is vibrant, flexible and responsive to children’s interests and skills. Through a balance of natural and constructed resources and environments children are involved connected to their world.We acknowledge parents as the primary teachers and value their input, this is integral to providing quality care and education. Program decision making is collaborative with families and children, developing children’s sense of agency and individuality and community awareness. The process of observation, documentation, assessment of learning, intentional teaching and critical reflection is used to scaffold children’s play and learning whilst valuing children’s individual strengths. Children’s learning is visible.

     

     

  • Goals and Objectives

    We embrace the National Framework for children drawing on the Belonging, Being and Becoming and My Time Our Place. The framework guides our provision of our Exceeding National Quality Standard rated service and provides a basis for our continuous cycle of improvement. We are committed to sustainable practices and the principles of Reduce, Recycle and Re-use where appropriate.

    We continuously seek ways to build professional knowledge and develop supportive learning communities as a team and individually. Review date: March 2018.

  • Childcare and Education

    Care Educator's are limited to 4 children under school age including their own under school age children and 3 school age children.  Registrations are by appointment only, a $40 registration fee applies to all children in the family and is a once in a lifetime fee. As a licensed service, child care benefit and the child care rebate are applied where families are eligible.  The Coordination Unit receives funding from the Australian Government to support the operation of the scheme.

    Care Educator's come from a variety of backgrounds and are chosen based on their ability to provide quality childcare and education for children in a safe home environment. Educator's provide a unique caring environment where children's needs are met and are sensitive to the requests and needs of families, including cultural or religious needs working with families.

    Care Educators comply with The Education and Care Services National Regulations , National Quality Standards, Scheme Policies and Procedures, the DEEWR Child Care Service Handbook, the Early Years Learning Framework and Framework for School Age Children, you can read more about this at www.deewr.gov.au/EarlyChildhood.