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 .
Together we provide quality professional child care and education in collaborative partnership with families and community where children, families and educators feel safe, valued and respected in an inclusive learning community. Our standard of excellence and professional practice reflects the diverse cultural and shared beliefs of families, educators and the broader community.
We believe children learn best through emergent child focussed and interest based curriculum and encourage children to be resourceful, imaginative, creative and enthusiastic participants in their learning. We embrace children’s agency and encourage exploration and discovery through independent and collaborative play. Our inclusive practices model and engender an atmosphere of acceptance as we plan curriculums reflecting the individual needs of children aiming to build upon all children’s abilities, competencies, interests and diverse needs.
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 increasing awareness and appreciation of Australians diversity and cultural heritage.
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 promoting resilience through teachings. Educators recognise and value the diversity of all children and families. 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 creating self-worth. Through a balance of natural and constructed resources promoting and encouraging curiosity and risk taking through the environments, children are involved in and 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, children, and government authorities, developing children’s sense of agency, individuality, community, inclusion and 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.
We embrace the National Framework for children drawing on the Belonging, Being and Becoming and My Time Our Place. The framework guides our practise for a 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.
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 subsidy is applied where families are eligible.
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 Child Care Service Handbook, the Early Years Learning Framework and Framework for School Age Children.