About Louera Family Day Care Scheme
- Keeping the family, in family day care -
As a scheme we work with our educators to provide quality, registered care in home environments for children from birth to 12 years. This is done in small groups, with the Child Care Subsidy available to eligible families. Children are nurtured and cared for in a natural learning environment, learning through play and exploration. Every child’s well-being is a priority in a family day care environment; whilst working in partnership with parents & respecting their individual needs.
To achieve the best quality care and provide support to your child & your family.
Louera Educators strive to maintain a number of essential care needs:
All educators ensure respect is shown for all children’s cultural and social backgrounds
A safe outdoor play area is provided, including appropriate shade & adequate security
Educators always have sufficient space available indoors, with resources readily available
Educators use age appropriate learning experiences & activities
Educators are happy to discuss rest needs for your child & support your routines at home.
Care is offered during standard hours, before and after-school care, school holiday care as well overnight and weekends to assist those parents who may be shift-workers.
At Louera Family Day Care Scheme we strive to ensure the professionalism of our registered educators. Educators go through a registration and orientation process to ensure that your family receive only the best quality of care.
Educators registered with Louera Family Day Care scheme have a range of qualifications from working towards a certificate III to being bachelor qualified in an assortment of fields. All educators hold certificates in Child protection, Provide an emergency response in an education and care setting and Safe food handling.
Louera family Day Care Scheme strives to support Educators in their on going professional development and encourage educators and coordinators to attend events that further enhance their abilities.
The Scheme is licensed by the Office for Early Childhood Education and Care. As licensee, Louera Family Day Care Scheme is legally responsible for compliance with:
• Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011
• National Quality Framework 2012
The Scheme will ensure all regulations are met in accordance with these principles. The Commonwealth Government provides funding for the operation of the scheme and eligible payments towards child care fees, through the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) for families.
We encourage our Educators to undertake regular visits to the library, parks or other places of special interest with the children. These excursions are planned in consultation with parents, children and coordinators.
Playgroups are also held on a regular basis, either in the Educators home or at another suitable venue. Playgroups provide the opportunity for Educators to interact with each other and for the children, an opportunity to socialize with larger groups