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WHAT IS FAMILY DAY CARE?

Family Day Care is a unique, quality home based childcare service providing affordable care for children in family homes of carefully selected Educators. Family Day Care provides learning and development in a safe, secure and stimulating home environment which ensures:

  • Children are accepted for who they are
  • Children’s individual differences, strengths and family experiences are valued and nurtured
  • Provision of a play based program that develops literacy, math and science concepts, …..creativity, imagination, strong healthy bodies and a love of learning

Care is provided for a maximum of 4 pre- school children including the educators own children. School aged children can also be enrolled for before and after school care and school holiday care. Educators are able to care for a maximum of 7 children at any one time. For example 4 pre-school children and 3 school children or 7 school children.
Weekend and evening care may also be available.

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WHY CHOOSE FAMILY DAY CARE?

By selecting FDC as your child care choice you are choosing:

  • A warm home like environment in which all children are familiar
  • Individual attention to children within small groups
  • The provision to provide care for babies and school children which allows families to grow together
  • Opportunities for children to grow and learn through a play based curriculum
  • Flexible programs that support individual child routines, interests and opportunities to explore the community
  • Multicultural environments that provide the opportunity for children to connect to their world

Dandenong Community Family Day Care has been providing quality home based care and education since 1976. We are governed by a voluntary committee of management which includes educators, parents, staff and community members.

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COORDINATION UNIT

The key roles of the coordination unit are to place children and monitor the quality of care, learning experiences and wellbeing of all children using the service. We are responsible for supporting and resourcing the educators through regular home visits, ongoing training, playgroup sessions and the provision of equipment and resources.
The coordination unit facilitates the quality of care and children’s curriculum and works in partnership with educators to uphold our schemes values, meet regulatory requirements and work within the National Quality Standards.

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

We believe the child is at the centre of all we do, surrounded by kin, family and professionals supporting learning, development and well- being. We value best practice and professional development. We value each other as Early Childhood Education Professionals and respect and value our colleagues knowledge

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